CAPSULE REVIEW (500 words or less)
I’m really starting to enjoy this niche genre of films that satirizes the tech industry. While there is no bigger fan of David Fincher’s brilliant The Social Network, even I must admit that the joy I found watching Mike Judge’s cringe comedy masterpiece HBO series Silicon Valley did, in the end, surpass the societal ponderousness of Fincher’s zeitgeist monument to tech’s ascendance, if for no other reason than I really needed it to. I am just Gen X enough to remember that life did exist before iPhones and even computers, but can appreciate all that technology has done in the past twenty-five years to improve our lives—but also to make them much, much more stressful, dangerous and chaotic. So, when I have the chance to hear how the merging of tech and arrogance led to some douchebag’s downfall, I am all in. And there is no better installment in the downfall-of-the-douchebag-tech-bro genre than BlackBerry, a film by Matt Johnson.