#93. Sorry to Bother You (2018)



– Director: Boots Riley

– Stacker score: 82.3

– Metascore: 80

– IMDb user rating: 6.9

– Runtime: 112 minutes

This dystopian film is a biting satire and a scathing take on class and race. Lakeith Stanfield stars as Cassius, a man trying to work his way up the corporate ladder in a society where people like tech giant Steve Lift rule over people with the promise of food and money for the small price of a lifetime of servitude. A.O. Scott, writing for The New York Times, says of the film’s director, “Mr. Riley is not sorry at all. If you’re not bothered—also tickled, irked, mystified and provoked—then you’ve fallen asleep on the job.”