Movies Directed by Adam McKay (in alphabetical order)

The Big Short

The Big Short

It's becoming a habit, but I'd like to start this review with a little anecdote:¬†In 2010, my friend Bill Lebeda at Picture Mill hired me to research and write some statistics¬†for the end credit sequence of the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg comedy The Other Guys, directed by Adam McKay. (Bill does the titles for all of McKay's movies.) As the comedy… read more!

Don’t Look Up

Don’t Look Up

After upgrading from loud Will Ferrell comedies to smart if experimentally scattershot docudramas about economics and politics (The Big Short and Vice, respectively), director/cowriter Adam McKay attempts a hybrid with Don't Look Up, a would-be Dr. Strangelove for the 2020s that, although it doesn't entirely succeed, is ultimately worth a watch. Set in the near future, Don't Look Up opens… read more!

Vice

Vice

The unpredictable trajectory of Adam McKay's career continues, as the former helmer of silly Will Ferrell comedies, after pivoting with the startlingly relevant The Big Short in 2015, now doubles down on the politics with Vice, a no-holds-barred takedown of Dick Cheney. If The Big Short occasionally broke the fourth wall in order to educate the audience about the complicated… read more!