I really, really wanted to like this – Armando Ianucci at the helm, and Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin & other legends in the cast – but I couldn’t get behind the humour, and wasn’t well-heeled enough in the historical context to get it from that side either.  Perhaps another case of a poorly chosen film for a long haul flight. Possibly also I might have been affected by just having read a fairly scathing newspaper column on the insensitivity of the film – not in that I agreed particularly, but because I was probably analysing it too much to see what the columnist was on about rather than just going with it. 👎

Death of Stalin
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