Boots Riley says Sorry To Bother You isn't getting international distribution because it's a "black" movie

Boots Riley’s recent movie debut, Sorry To Bother You, has quickly proven itself to be one of the most electrifying films in recent memory, a consciously conscious blend of science-fiction, satire, horror, and straight-up weirdness, all bent toward exploring our own complicity in the ways corporate America works to…

Sorry To Bother You director Boots Riley on the genius of Armie Hammer

Loosely based on Boots Riley’s actual experiences working as a telemarketer, Sorry To Bother You follows the unemployed Cash (Lakeith Stanfield), who, after getting a job as a telemarketer, quickly climbs the corporate ladder upon learning the secret to success on the phone: using a “white voice.” Riley, who makes his…

Ant-Man, The Wasp, and Ethan Hunt are back in action this sequel-heavy July

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every…

Boots Riley and the cast of Sorry To Bother You on the joys of filming in Oakland

Loosely based on Boots Riley’s actual experiences working as telemarketer, Sorry To Bother You follows the unemployed Cash (Lakeith Stanfield), who, after getting a job as a telemarketer, quickly climbs the corporate ladder upon learning the secret to success on the phone: using a “white voice.” Riley, who spent the…

Atlanta’s Lakeith Stanfield headlines the inventive, sometimes exhausting satire Sorry To Bother You

In a year featuring multiple cinematic depictions of Oakland, California (including the flashbacks from Black Panther and the entirety of the upcoming Blindspotting), it’s hard to imagine one as grabby or arresting as the Oakland of Boots Riley’s Sorry To Bother You. Though it uses real locations from the city,…

Sorry To Bother You, Chicago, but we've got a free advance screening

Sorry To Bother You is one of our most anticipated films of the summer, starring Atlanta’s Keith Stanfield and Thor: Ragnarok’s Tessa Thompson in a surreal comedy about code-switching that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival (where The A.V. Club’s A.A. Dowd gave it a dissenting negative review). Stanfield…

Tune-Yards—the duo—on the happy accidents and uncomfortable truths of their new DJ-inspired album

Nearly 10 years after Tune-Yards made their debut with the lo-fi curiosity Bird-Brains, the Oakland outfit helmed by Merrill Garbus is set to release its fourth full-length, i can feel you creep into my private life, on January 19. It’s the project’s first release as a duo, with longtime bassist and co-writer Nate…

Patton Oswalt, Danny Glover, and David Cross join sci-fi drama Sorry To Bother You

A lot of comedy movies would kill to include Patton Oswalt, Danny Glover, and David Cross in its cast, and though the three of them will be appearing in a movie together, it’ll actually be a sci-fi-ish drama. According to Deadline, Oswalt, Glover, and Cross have joined the cast of Sorry To Bother You, the directorial…