VIFF 2014: A Dangerous Game tracks a morally vacant supervillain

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      A Dangerous Game (U.K.)

      To borrow a phrase from Waylon Smithers, Donald Trump achieves cartoonish levels of supervillainy in this sequel to You’ve Been Trumped. (And his morally vacant and mentally deficient son is actually worse.) Besides following up on the fate of Trump’s proposed golf courses on the coast of Aberdeen, director Anthony Baxter finally bags an interview with the impenitent Donald while taking us on a tour of billionaire playgrounds around the globe. The profligacy is overwhelming. So are the devastating environmental cost and the numbing familiarity of governments corrupted on both local and national levels, as in Dubrovnik, which is fighting its own mob of club-wielding oligarchs. You’re left to imagine new and much bloodier uses for a good nine iron.

      SFU, October 3 (6:30 p.m.); Cinematheque, October 5 (10 a.m.); Vancity, October 9 (12:15 p.m.)

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