Michael Phillips: I agree with what Netflix’s ‘Don’t Look Up’ is saying, why don’t I like it better?

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Star-driven movies are back, baby! Oh, and we’re all gonna die. A long way from “Anchorman,” but not as far as all that, screenwriter and director Adam McKay’s jaunty disaster film “Don’t Look Up” is “The Tiger King” of early 2022 — the Netflix-and-gaaaah! phenomenon of the moment. It imagines our planet threatened by a 9-kilometer-wide comet in the sky, and science-denying Americans on the ground. Netflix’s property stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep, and it just wrapped its hugely popular second week on the platform. The first week’s viewership on Netflix tallied 111…

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