The Death of Stalin – Review

The Death of Stalin, Armando Iannucci, 2017 Is every unhappy government unhappy in its own way? There are three, at least, posited for comparison in The Death of Stalin: Stalin's itself, and the two that in the wake of his death jostle for supremacy - the covertly brutal, overtly populist vision of state security administrator… Continue reading The Death of Stalin – Review

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Tomb Raider – Review

Tomb Raider,┬áRoar Uthaug, 2018 There are two elements that make Tomb Raider, an otherwise entirely unremarkable piece of hackwork, watchable. The first is that it operates predominantly as a survival picture. That's distinct from the origin tale doldrums of try/fail/train/succeed to which the pestiferous superhero genre seems to have consigned blockbuster storytelling, and - with… Continue reading Tomb Raider – Review