Sunday, Sep. 07, 2008


Though they were both at Yale in the '60s, Oliver Stone and George W. Bush probably wouldn't give each other a hug and a Boo-ya! at an Eli reunion. Certainly not after Stone, who had a vigorous run in the '80s and '90s as the nutsy-greatsy auteur of films on war (Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July) and Presidential politics (JFK, Nixon) lets fly his kamikaze biopic of the still-President. Josh Brolin, the one underrated thing about No Country for Old Men, plays Dubya, with Elizabeth Banks as Laura, Richard Dreyfuss as Dick Cheney, Jeffrey Wright as Colin Powell and Thandie Newton as Condi Rice. We'll be bummed out if Stone hasn't done a heckuva job.