The death of one of history’s most murderous monsters and the ensuing jockeying for power among his scheming, back-stabbing acolytes may not be the first thing that pops to mind when thinking about a comedy. But take-no-prisoners political satirist Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop) has turned this concept into a unique black farce that manages to be hilarious without ever making light of the gruesome horror it’s based on. Quite a feat. The bawdy ensemble cast includes Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Olga Kurylenko, Simon Russell Beale and even Michael Palin. Think Dr. Strangelove meets Monty Python. (107 min)
About Don Morton
Don Morton has viewed some 6,000 movies, frequently awake. A bachelor and avid cyclist, he currently divides his time between Tokyo and a high-tech 4WD super-camper somewhere in North America.