The Tribeca Film Festival isn't the only celebration of cinema taking place this week. Right here in San Francisco, the San Francisco International Film Festival is underway, and it's got a long list of great movies lined up.
One of those is In the Loop, a British satire about the run-up to war. The film pokes fun at inept decision making on both sides of the pond, with a midlevel bumbling UK government minister, a self-important US official, a couple of rookie political aides, and a puffed-up Pentagon general combining for a comedy of errors (upon errors, upon errors, upon errors).
Fans of British comedy may already be familiar with one character, Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi), the raging, curse-word-happy director of communications, who's a main player on the series The Thick of It (which was actually turned into a US TV pilot with Mich Hurwitz and Christopher Guest a couple of years back). Other cast members include James Gandolfini, Mimi Kennedy, and My Girl's Anna Chlumsky. The film will open in the US in July, and to check out the trailer, just read more.