Vice (2018)

Directed by Adam McKay

George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and Defense Secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.

The flaws in this film are discussed better elsewhere. On a formal level, though, it was refreshing to see a new attempt at breathing life into the tired biopic genre. And it's also interesting that this film that inadvertently reflects the level of rhetorical tricks that are the norm in discourse post-2016. Very strange in 2023 to see more rehabilitation of Colin Powell as well.