Armando Iannucci's jet-black comedy traces the frantic political machinations following the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953, centring on the race to replace him between the monstrous security chief Lavrentiy Beria (played by Simon Russell Beale) and Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi). [more inside]
A political black satire, sharp and very funny, about a group of American and British communication operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries. Stars extremely profane Peter Capaldi as Malcolm Tucker, David Rasche as Linton Barwick, US Assistant Secretary of State for Policy, general James Gandolfini and Zach Woods as Chad. Directed by Armando Iannucci. The film is a spin-off from the currently relevant BBC Television series The Thick of it. Wikipedia.
When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege. [more inside]