Brian Tallerico’s “Film Review: The Counselor” Is a Scathing Good Time!
By Eugenius Antonius, Senior Critic
You’ll have to search far and wide to find a work that skewers its target with more unfiltered vitriol than Brian Tallerico’s “Film Review: The Counselor.” It is an inspired work of mockery written with a pen of poison and guided by a very genuine sense of moral outrage.
And yet for all the outrage, Tallerico’s Review: The Counselor is a riotous good time. The reader will likely howl with laughter at the reviewmaker’s skillful attack of a vast array of characters.
The targets of Tallerico’s mockery have never been plumper: There’s Cormac McCarthy, the gifted scribe whose work is loaded with heavy-handed philosophy and light on actual plot. Also on hand for a delightful savaging is Ridley Scott, flawlessly cast as the clueless director with no real grasp on the material or what to do with it.
Tallerico’s eye for casting extends to supporting characters like Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Cameron Diaz, cast here as the luckless victims in this masterwork.
Tallerico has no fear of killing his darlings as he sends these affable characters to slaughter, all the while reminding us that they are not at all to blame for their tragic end.