Someone asked me the other day if a new movie called Antichrist has something to do with the antichrist?
Does the film have religious overtones?
No, it doesn’t. It’s the latest work from a controversial, cutting-edge-type move-maker named Lars von Trier.
From what I’ve read, the film sounds pretty grim. It’s about chaos and sorrow — and there’s a talking fox.
But no antichrist.
At the same time, though, Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver has been called the antichrist — as in the antichrist.
Erie County (think Buffalo) Executive Chris Collins (that’s him) compared Silver, an Orthodox Jew, to the antichrist at a GOP dinner on Saturday.
From a description I read, it sounded like a joke. Maybe not a funny one.