Dick Cheney

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Adam McKay: ‘Leo sees Meryl as film royalty – he didn’t like seeing her with a lower back tattoo’
After politics in Vice and finance in The Big Short, director McKay is taking on the climate crisis in his star-studded ‘freakout’ satire Don’t Look Up

Steve Rose

13, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Why Vice should win the best picture Oscar
Best film of the year – or worst? Opinion is deeply divided, but the Dick Cheney biopic, starring a chunky Christian Bale, is as hilarious as it is grotesque

Gwilym Mumford

18, Feb, 2019 @10:50 AM

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Vice review – ambitious, amusing, but confused portrait of Dick Cheney
Despite a wickedly deft performance from Christian Bale, Adam McKay’s film can’t settle on a consistent tone

Wendy Ide

26, Jan, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Oscar nominations 2019: Roma and The Favourite deserve acclaim, but no female directors is woeful
The Academy consensus has produced two blue chip frontrunners, but passed over some exceptional films directed by women in the process

Peter Bradshaw

22, Jan, 2019 @4:00 PM

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Adam Curtis and Vice director Adam McKay on how Dick Cheney masterminded a rightwing revolution
We asked the British journalist and film-maker to talk to the director of Vice, the new biopic of the former vice-president, about the naked rightwing power grab that he orchestrated

As told to Paul MacInnes

18, Jan, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Dick Cheney is back but rehabilitation is not on Darth Vader's agenda
A new film takes a look at the power behind George W Bush’s throne – a man who brought war, torture and moral rot

David Smith in Washington

20, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Vice review – Christian Bale hilarious as toad-like VP Dick Cheney
Bale brilliantly captures the former vice-president’s bland magnificence in Adam McKay’s entertainingly nihilist biopic

Peter Bradshaw

17, Dec, 2018 @5:00 PM

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Golden Globes 2019: it's Dick Cheney v Lady Gaga in a surreal title fight | Peter Bradshaw
Vice is a surprise frontrunner – perhaps due to liberal nostalgia for when Republicans were intelligible – while A Star Is Born squares up to it, a little over-solemnly, in the best drama category

Peter Bradshaw

06, Dec, 2018 @5:34 PM

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First trailer released for Dick Cheney biopic starring Christian Bale
The actor has gained 40lbs to play the former Vice President in a starry take on White House wranglings from The Big Short director Adam McKay

Guardian Film

03, Oct, 2018 @3:28 PM

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Will Sacha Baron Cohen's undercover series be the TV event of the year?
Shot in secrecy, the satirist’s new show Who Is America? sees him take aim at Trump and the US political elite. It looks set to be something truly special

Stuart Heritage

10, Jul, 2018 @9:44 AM

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Scooter Libby: Trump pardons former Cheney aide convicted of lying to FBI
President says ‘I have heard that he has been treated unfairly’, of aide who was convicted after investigation by special counsel appointed by James Comey

Ben Jacobs in Washington and Martin Pengelly in New York

13, Apr, 2018 @8:21 PM

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Christian Bale: 'I was asked to do a romantic comedy. I thought they’d lost their minds'
The actor, famous for playing brooding, damaged men, is back playing, well, a brooding, damaged man in the gritty western Hostiles. He talks about why the film industry has to change, balding up to play Dick Cheney – and why he will never, ever, do a romcom

Rory Carroll

04, Jan, 2018 @2:00 PM

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