20) Shakespeare’s Shitstorm
During the utter garbage fire of 2020, I needed a trip to Tromaville, and I got exactly what I asked for. A spiritual follow-up to 1997’s Tromeo and Juliet, Llyod Kaufman’s adaptation of The Tempest replaces the storm with whale poop and the deserted island with New Jersey, and the adaptation tracks. The film acts as a wild skewering of modern-day issues, skewering everything from the opioid crisis, capitalism, virtue signaling, and cancel culture, with the deliciously tasteless vulgarity that only Troma can deliver. This movie was just insane fun that only the fearlessly demented, like those at Troma Entertainment could provide. I want to thank Llyod Kaufman, and writers Gabriel Friedman and Brandon Bassham, for delivering such debaucherous madness to help me escape the waking nightmare of 2020.