Like William Dieterle and John Brahm, Richard Brooks is almost wholly forgotten nowadays. He deserves way better than that. He was a real American writer/director whose filmography is impressive. Here's a satire that, more than 30 years later, is still relevant. Highly recommended.
Oddly overlooked effort is a pretty clever satire that may be more relevant today than when it was made. The convoluted plot can be tricky, and the production values are a bit bland (Brooks does a great job as a writer, but as a director he could have exercised more visual flair) - but the cast is strong, and it takes a number of sharp, compelling jabs at politics and the media. Worth seeking out.