“You’ve got to get mad!!”
Look, I like Rocky — it’s an entertaining flick, with more grit than you probably remember, but there is no way it should have beat this lacerating dark comedy for Best Picture at the Oscars.
I’m sure back in 1976 a lot of this film probably seemed outlandish, which makes it even sadder and stranger how many of its predictions came true.
The great Sidney Lumet puts a cast for the ages through their paces, burrowing deep to expose corruption and bile lingering below the surface in TV news.
In the end, you can’t look away.