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‘The Death Of Stalin’ Wins Three British Independent Film Awards

Armando Iannucci's political satire The Death of Stalin has taken an early lead at The British Independent Film Awards – picking up three awards as part of the event's newly introduced craft section. The Death of Stalin, which starsShow More Summary

Available for a few weeks only- the antidote to the stupid, trivial film 'The Death of Stalin'

Here, just in time but not for long, is the antidote to the stupid, tickle-minded film ‘The Death of Stalin’. You can watch it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0077ss7/gulag Angus Macqueen’s harrowing, devastating 1999 BBC documentary ‘Gulag’ is now – at last -...

How Rich and Left-Wing is North Oxford? A debate

As it is Friday, I thought I might have some fun with an argument I have been having with John Edwards about how left-wing North Oxford is. It stems from a jest I made in the ‘Death of Stalin’ post,...

Why I still refuse to praise the film 'The Death of Stalin'

It is curious what stirs people’s emotions. I would have expected my article on smacking to have attracted the most attention when my column was published yesterday. There were a few remarkably stupid and unresponsive reactions to it on Twitter...

“The Death of Stalin” is a precarious comedic experiment

last monthArts : Prospero

THE men guarding Josef Stalin at his dacha in the suburbs of Moscow were under strict instructions not to disturb him under any circumstances. The Soviet dictator would often watch Westerns into the small hours, reappearing at lunchtime the next day.

New Film 'The Death of Stalin' Is A Madcap Farce - But In Russia, They're Not Amused

The satire by Armando Ianucci (creator of Veep) is getting great early reviews in Britain (The Guardian's critic called it the movie of the year). The Russians beg to differ - even though no one there has seen it and the distributor hasn't even applied for a license for it yet. A pro-Kremlin newspaper pro-Kremlin […]

Historian Gives The Real Story Of The Death Of Stalin - And Argues That A Film Comedy About It Was A Bad Idea

Richard Overy points out where Armando Ianucci's new The Death of Stalin gets the history wrong but allows that cinematic license could be legitimate. But the caricature, he writes, is just wrong, and not only because Stalin's victims deserve better: "The presentation of Stalin and his cronies as a collection of foul-mouthed misfits... will […]

Comedy of terrors

last monthArts : Night and Day

Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin is nearly two hours of men in bad suits bickering, but if you have…

The True Story of the Death of Stalin

“Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s upcoming dark comedy pulls from the stranger-than-fiction real-life events surrounding Stalin’s death

Death Of Stalin’ Author Says Trumpian Comedies Must Wait For Final Tweet – NY Comic-Con

Donald Trump as satire? Too soon, says graphic novelist Fabien Nury, whose The Death of Stalin has been turned into an Armando Iannucci-directed movie set for a U.S. release by IFC Films March 9, 2018. “We’re all waiting for that final tweet,” Nury said about the potential for some Trumpian comedy. Show More Summary

Fantastic Fest: ‘The Death of Stalin’ is An Incongruous Lark of Relevant Horror

By Brad Gullickson Armando Iannucci’s latest comedy goes for history’s jugular and finds a mouthful of present-day atrocities. The article Fantastic Fest: ‘The Death of Stalin’ is An Incongruous Lark of Relevant Horror appeared first on Film School Rejects.

Second Trailer for Armando Iannucci's New Satire 'The Death of Stalin'

"Nobody's gonna get killed, I promise you!" Entertainment One in the UK has unveiled the second official trailer for Armando Iannucci's latest political satire, The Death of Stalin. This premiered at the Toronto Film Festival earlier...Show More Summary

Fantastic Fest Review: Laughs Justify The Mean In THE DEATH OF STALIN

2 months agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

In which Armando Iannucci delivers his darkest comedy yet. Read more...

The Death of Stalin Is About a Nation Terrified of Its “Delusional Narcissist” Leader

Armando Iannucci doesn’t tell stories about the exercise of power so much as the futile squabbling for it. On Veep and its U.K. forerunner, The Thick of It, the president and the Prime Minister are kept judiciously out of frame as he focuses on the lesser officials trying to sway their actions or avoid their wrath. Show More Summary

TIFF 2017: “The Death of Stalin,” “Molly’s Game,” “Outside In”

As Brian previously stated, thematic coherence sometimes manifests in festival dispatches accidentally. As various schedules shifted, coverage swapped, and a broken laptop was fixed by dedicated Geniuses, I ended up covering three films...Show More Summary

‘The Death of Stalin’ Is the Funniest Political Comedy of the Year

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The latest from comedy genius Armando Iannucci (‘Veep,’ ‘In the Loop’) is a rip-roaring farce about the death of the former Soviet dictator and the chaos that ensued.

TIFF Review: Armando Iannucci's 'Death of Stalin' Is F Star Star Brilliant

2 months agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

With his second feature comedy The Death of Stalin, Armando Iannucci pulls off a balancing act that's more remarkable the more you think about it: this is a movie that's both mercilessly grim and uproariously funny. It's the blackest of...

‘The Death of Stalin’ Review: Pitch-Black Comedy Done to Perfection [TIFF]

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

“I wanted to get away from American politics,” joked Veep creator Armando Iannucci at the world premiere of his new film The Death of Stalin during the Toronto International Film Festival. “So what better way than to make a film about...Show More Summary

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