To quote the late Rick James, "Cocaine is a hell of a drug." At one point, Oliver Stone was as famous for his cocaine use as for his films. 1987's Wall Street is his stunning depiction of this hunger for "more." More money, more power, more everything. In the '80s people craved power and status as desperately as a cokehead craves his next snort. Charlie Sheen's Bud Fox looks to his hero, Gordon Gekko, portrayed with sleek genius by Michael Douglas, to help him "get more" even if it means becoming a heartless asshole. Gekko's famous "Greed works" speech has the intensity of a cocaine rush, and this spectacle of '80s avarice will grab you by the short hairs and pull, a testament to its oddball director and near perfect cast. This along with American Psycho make you feel lucky you weren't in finance in the '80s. See how "Greed works," when the AllGood Café shows Wall Street at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Visit allgoodcafe.com for details.
Wed., July 9, 2008