Tag Archives: Armando Iannucci

The Death of Stalin

EVERYBODY WANTS A PIECE.  Moscow, 1953; the sudden death of the all-powerful Joseph Stalin sets off a panic among those closest to him. Based on a French graphic novel, this comedy takes real-life events and turns them into an absurd, icy farce. Fans of the director’s TV shows (The Thick of It, Veep) and movie … Continue reading The Death of Stalin

In the Loop: My Way Or the Fucking Highway

THE FATE OF THE WORLD IS ON THE LINE. Every mild-mannered leader needs a brutal enforcer, a man prepared to walk over corpses to achieve purposes. President Barack Obama has Rahm Emanuel. Prime Minister Tony Blair had Alastair Campbell. Ever since the British comedy series The Thick of It premiered in 2005, the foul-mouthed character of Malcolm … Continue reading In the Loop: My Way Or the Fucking Highway