‘Triangle of Sadness’ Drowns in a Sea of Socialist Wishcasting

“Triangle of Sadness” roasts the filthy rich for 90 glorious minutes.

The problem? There’s still a good hour of film left, and the final act is interminable.

This year’s Palme d’Or at Cannes.winner packs the subtlety of an “Itchy & Scratchy” short, but most viewers won’t care. The one-percent takedowns prove as decadent as the meals served in “The Menu.”

It’s lip-smackingly good.

The film runs out of satirical targets before director Ruben Östlund of “Force Majure” fame stumbles. By that last reel, he’s naming his targets in the film’s dialogue.

Literally.

Young lovers Yaya and Carl (Charlbi Dean Kriek and Harris Dickinson) fight over the dinner check as the story opens. She’s a glamorous influencer with cash to burn (we assume). He’s...

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