The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci – 2017) A-

When Stalin dies who will succeed him? His top ministers are played by the likes of Jeffrey Tambor and Steve Buscemi among others. They are darkly funny in the only way a black comedy about dictatorship can be. They go about backstabbing each other, gathering supporters, arguing about who should organize Stalin’s funeral, issuing conflicting assassination orders and just being all around slime balls. It is so damn good, funny and kind of informative. Not sure the same can be said for most “biopics”.

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