Tag : Armando Iannucci

The Death of Stalin: a not so historical satire?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Charlotte Perry reviews Armando Ianucci’s latest satire which strikes a lot closer to home than first expected. Just a few months ago, a poll of 1,700 Russians named Stalin as “the most outstanding person” of all time. This is the context within which Iannucci’s scathing, dark and hilarious satire of … Read More

Seize the Memes of Production: The Communist Comedy Revolution

1 year ago / 0 comments

Rose Crees delves into why cultural and artistic communicative formats of 2017 are returning to the Communism that was supposedly left in the 20th Century. The first trailer for Armando Iannucci’s latest project, The Death of Stalin, stormed onto the internet this week with the first glimpse at what lies beyond … Read More

Film | Alan Partridge – Alpha Papa

5 years ago / 0 comments

From On The Hour (1991) to I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan (2011), Steve Coogan and co. have nurtured one of the most authentic and downright hilarious comedy characters of our time. Testament to the fact, I’ve seen complete strangers bond over the drunken shouting of “smell my … Read More

What's On: A Thick Imitation Of Political Life

6 years ago / 0 comments

‘What the fuck is this? Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, C**t?’ Alistair Campbell can have a good night’s sleep at last. The Thick of It, Armando Iannucci’s British Governmental satire has reached its sarcastic, side-splitting end. Campbell’s alter-ego, Malcolm Tucker, the bullying, almost psychotic force of power equipped with expletives coarse enough … Read More