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 Accountant

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The Accountant, directed by Gavin O’Connor, delivers a well-balanced and interesting set of characters that are also weaved into a story that is coherent and compelling. I went into this film not expecting much, and came out pleasantly surprised at just how well-rounded of an experience it delivered. Also, anyone who is still on the fence on whether Affleck is a good choice to be Batman, this is certainly a film that will help to bring you on-side with him and his responsibility with the iconic character. But I shouldn’t let myself get side-tracked with that topic (just yet) so let’s get to the matter at hand: my review of ‘The Accountant’. Read more