Reviled by the vast majority of American film critics, this distinctly odd, at times confused, but nonetheless wildly creative and compelling political cartoon from SID AND NANCY director Alex Cox is far from a total washout. An agitprop treatise on the United States' ongoing military
intrusions into Nicaragua, Cox's film examines the problem by dramatizing the career of William Walker, a bizarre historical figure who has been all but forgotten in the US but who continues to serve as a vivid symbol of Yankee oppression for the people of Central America. Instead of presenting
WALKER in generic historical epic fashion, Cox and screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer provide a st...