KOP reviews Sorry to Bother You and discusses why the movie’s creativity leads to a counterproductive social commentary.
KOP disputes the ongoing socio-economic narrative that there are deadly conditions of working-class life and the only way to break out of it somehow by lottery-winning luck or through supposed merit. He also disputes the idea the writer/director Boots Riley tries to make that regarding poverty being a system of bad choices. “Yes, maybe you can make better choices and be the crab that gets out of the bucket — but that’ll be at the expense of all the other crabs in the bucket.”
KOP also discusses the messages and the characters and the sci-fi component to the movie that has everyone buzzing.
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KOP remembers a radio legend. Dan Ingram, one of the signature voices of New York’s legendary WABC (770) from 1961 until 1982 and then a vital part of WCBS-FM (101.1) in its golden years, passed away this weekend at the age of 83.
Plus, KOP defends the movie Gotti and why it didn’t deserve to get a 0% score by Rotten Tomatoes, but that the producer’s mistakes and a box office cooler in John Travolta were destined to make Gotti fail.