Friday, July 10, 2020

Tag: Armando Iannucci

Personal History of David Copperfield, The (2019)

Title: The Personal History of David Copperfield
Rating: PG
Directed by: Armando Iannucci
Written by: Simon Blackwell and Armando Iannucci
Based on the novel by: Charles Dickens
Starring: Dev Patel, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, and Ben Whishaw
Release Date: 5/8/2020
Running Time: 119 minutes

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What did you think of this film?



A re-imagining of Charles Dickens’ classic ode to grit and perseverance through a comedic lens, giving the Dickensian tale new life for a cosmopolitan age.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Roger for this submission


Death of Stalin, The (2017)

Title: The Death of Stalin
Rating: R
Directed by: Armando Iannucci
Written by: Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin
Based on the comic book by: Fabien Nury, and Thierry Robin
Starring: Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, and Andrea Riseborough
Release Date: 3/9/2018
Running Time: 107 minutes

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What did you think of this film?


The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci. Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government?


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The credits begin with black and white photos of key people in the movie, their faces being marked out & then replaced with a photo of another person. Eventually it shows photos of crowds with various faces being marked out until all faces are gone.

Special thanks to Frank, and Scotton for this submission