Review – The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin, directed by Armando Iannucci, is both one of the funniest films I’ve seen this year and also one of the darkest films I’ve seen this year. The film has great fun with its story and fills the scenes with richly devious individuals who you love to hate. Armando Iannucci is brilliant at cutting to the core of the stupidity of people and situations (his previous work like, The Thick of It, being a prime example of this) and the film is full of conversations, backstabbing and horrendous acts that leave you laughing, but also a little uncomfortable. There is humour and there is also darkness, but what is it that makes this film so much fun to watch? Let’s explore that and more in my review. Read more

Review – The Infiltrator

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The Infiltrator, directed by Brad Furman, is a film that takes a while to find its rhythm – not much interested me at first. But when it does find what its main thrust is, the film becomes one that adequately explores the harsh reality that its characters reside in. This certainly isn’t a perfect film but there are elements to it that make it an interesting watch. So let’s breakdown the many aspects to ‘The Infiltrator’ and see what’s what. Read more