Dick: Political Satire Holds Up 20 Years Later

Dick, the political satire starring Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams, manages to hold up twenty years after its theatrical release in 1999. The political comedy re-imagines the Watergate scandal through the lens of a pair of high school students.  Not surprisingly, the film opens on the night of the break-in.  On this night, Betsy Jobs (Kirsten Dunst) and Arlene Lorenzo (Michelle Williams) are writing a letter.  The duo hope to win a date with singer…

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Clueless holds up 23 Years Later

Amy Heckerling’s satirical Clueless manages to hold up some 23 years after it’s theatrical release.  Yeah, the film is pretty dated given the technology but it doesn’t matter. We are introduced to Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) as a montage of scenes play out to The Muff’s “Kids in America.”  The stereotypical Valley Girl is one of the most popular girls in school, no doubt helped by her litigator father, Mel (Dan Hedaya).  She is also…

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