Religulous, Bill Maher’s documentary examination of organized religion and some its more fanatical leanings, about which I thought I’d posted something earlier but apparently didn’t, has a new, full-length trailer up/out, and if it doesn’t pitch a throughline other than one of generalized sardonic inquiry, does it really have to? The answer to that is of course no, especially with intimations of hulking dudes threatening to pound Maher for disrespecting their God.
This is a blue-state niche film, through and through. One never really needs an excuse to play Gnarls Barkley (“Does that make me craaaaaazy?”), but it’s a good match here. Also, priceless is Maher’s reaction shot to being told by a federal lawmaker,
“Well, you don’t need to pass an IQ test for the U.S. Senate.” Yes, I’m looking forward to this film. Helmed by Larry Charles, the director of Borat, Religulous opens via Lionsgate on October 3.