Films are scrumtrulescent.
Cunk on Christmas 2016
The 2-minute short The Boot Sale notwithstanding, I'd been heretofore unfamiliar with the work of Diane Morgan. I was therefore going into this 30-minute episode blind, aside from brief reviews from other Letterboxd users whose opinions I value.
The show mainly consists of Diane Morgan, in character as Philomena Cunk, discussing the history of Christmas, while taking the piss out of everything from Jesus to the fat bearded man. Although I found the Sasha Baron Cohen-esque interviews quite entertaining, I…
"There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM, and ITT, and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon."
This film is 40 years old, and the above quote rings just as true today as it did back then. It is scary how pertinent this scarily-prescient film still feels today.