THE FINE ART OF SATIRE
To celebrate Friday’s releases of both 'The Death of Stalin' (in Curzon Cinemas) and 'I Am Not A Witch' (In Cinemas and on Curzon Home Cinema), we have curated a collection of satirical gems that boldly challenge issues that affect us.
Few films are as potent as Spike Lee's wildly original gun-control musical ‘Chi-Raq’. History, 'Tristram Shandy' and the art of film filmmaking merge to give Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon a wild trip in Michael Winterbottom's 'A Cock and Bull Story', while ‘Listen Up Philip' presents us with a deconstruction of an American literary giant. 'Computer Chess' captures the early days of domestic technology and alternative therapy treatment, while in 'Holy Motors' cinematic conventions are turned on their head. If 'The Brand New Testament' and 'Force Majeure' offer smart examinations of middle class life, then ‘Leviathan’ – echoing Iannucci's critique of Stalin – presents a more urgent challenge to the power of Russia's present commander in chief, Vladimir Putin.