© 2024 Louisville Public Media

Public Files:
89.3 WFPL · 90.5 WUOL-FM · 91.9 WFPK

For assistance accessing our public files, please contact info@lpm.org or call 502-814-6500
89.3 WFPL News | 90.5 WUOL Classical 91.9 WFPK Music | KyCIR Investigations
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Stream: News Music Classical

Culture Maven review: "The Laundromat"

Claudette Barius/Netflix

Film review and podcast by c d kaplan

Let’s be frank from the get go. Fashioning a mainstream film based on the global financial shenanigans that were exposed by the revelations of the Panama Papers is a seriously daunting task.

Even if it features such eminent actors as Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas.

Even if it’s directed by Steven Soderbergh.

If difficult to follow regarding the methods big corporata uses to hide assets, “The Laundromat” is somewhat enjoyable, and at moments, absurd and hilarious.

It is essentially a series of vignettes, which sort of work individually, but not so much as a whole.

For a more in depth analysis of the movie, listen to the podcast above.

Ready for some great music? wfpk.org/stream

Mel is the WFPK morning host. Email Mel at mfisher@lpm.org.