The Death of Stalin (2017)

Directed by Armando Iannucci The Death of Stalin is a blend of comedy and Greek tragedy.  It's written/directed by Armando Iannucci, the man behind 2009's In the Loop and the HBO show Veep.  This time around he finds a new location and setting for his fast-talking, improv-heavy, insult-laden political comedy, 1953 in the Soviet Union. Many scenes … Continue reading The Death of Stalin (2017)

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Directed by Tay Garnett It seems there were a lot of unhappy marriages in postwar America, one in which the woman married too young to an older man who could promise financial security and little more.  It's these types of marriages, at least cinematically-speaking, that lead to the Double Indemnity-esque murder plots, where the conspirators finally … Continue reading The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)