Che: Revolución (2008)

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Che: Revolución: Directed by Steven Soderbergh. With Julia Ormond, Benicio Del Toro, Oscar Isaac, Pablo Guevara. In 1956, Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

“If you are a fan of the buddy cop genre (if not, start with French Connection and work forwards), youu0026#39;ll know the basic rules:u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e1 – One u0026#39;straightu0026#39; cop, one u0026#39;rogueu0026#39; copu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e2 – The two have a love/hate relationship, although deep down, itu0026#39;s loveu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e3 – The pair learn about themselves and each other while solving wacky crimesu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e4 – Hilarity ensuesu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSince the genre itself starts off very close to satire, itu0026#39;s easy for a show to devolve into parody and idiocy – remember when David Addison turned into a freaking frog on Moonlighting? Luckily, White Collar hasnu0026#39;t gone in that direction.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIn fact, it is funny, clever, well written, the cast is great, and they have obviously made a clear choice to focus on character relationships and not to obsess over getting all the real-life details exactingly accurate.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIf you want heavy, serious drama you should watch The Wire; if you want silly comedy, watch Chuck; but if you want something smart and funny, but light, try White Collar. You can think of it as Burn Noticeu0026#39;s older, more mature, brother.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e(For the record, I like and enjoy every show mentioned in this review – except for maybe that frog episode.)”

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