A widow investigates an insurance company; a complicated web of financial fraud unravels. Superficially similar to The Big Short and Vice in its mix of drama, comedy and mockumentary, The Laundromat offers a clear and accessible primer to the Panama Papers scandal, and to Mossack (Oldman) and Fonseca (Banderas), both gleeful at its heart.
What We Do In The Shadows (2014, dir. Taika Waititi)
A documentary crew follows a band of New Zealand vampires over several months. The mock-doc format is the weakest element here, but this is a funny and inventive flick made with real affection and a sense of depth in the characterisations. Recommended.
Mascots (2016, Dir. Christopher Guest)
Subtle yet clever mockumentary from Christoper Guest. Some memorable characters adlib their way through some awkward scenes and situations at a Mascot competition. Your sides wont split, but you’ll certainly be laughing! Worth a watch 🙂