April 26, 2018

Director: Armando Iannucci; Starring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor; Genre: Comedy; Age: 12+; Time: 122min

In early-1953 Moscow, 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, the wily Nikita Khrushchev, and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria. But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government?