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The Death of Stalin

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • UK / France
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Armando Iannucci
  • Cast: Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend
  • UK release: 20 October 2017

When Joseph Stalin abruptly dies in 1953, his subordinates immediately start jockeying for the position of his replacement. The political backstabbing makes for maximum black comedy and exuberant farce, and the deft interplay of a gifted cast makes the whole film a consistent joy.

The D Train

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: Andrew Mogel, Jarrad Paul
  • Cast: Jack Black, James Marsden, Jeffrey Tambor, Kathryn Hahn, Mike White
  • UK release: 18 September 2015

Set in Pittsburgh, Black stars as thirtysomething consultant Dan Landsman, who's happily married but has never been able to shake the stigma of having been an unpopular teen. Tasked with co-organising his high school reunion, Dan hits upon a genius idea after he spots former school stud Oliver Lawless (Marsden) in a…

The Hangover

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 1h 39min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Todd Phillips
  • Written by: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
  • Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, Jeffrey Tambor

Two days before his wedding, Doug (Bartha) heads to Vegas with his two best friends and future brother-in-law for a final bachelor blow out. Waking up the next morning, however, the trio has no recollection of what happened the night before or, more importantly, where they might have left Doug. This buddy movie delivers…

The Invention of Lying

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 1h 39min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
  • Written by: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
  • Cast: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis CK, Christopher Guest, Rob Lowe, Tina Fey, Roz Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor, Jimmi Simpson, Fionnula Flanagan

Whimsical but likeable romantic comedy starring Gervais as a writer who discovers the power of lying in a world where it doesn't exist.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

  • 3 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 2h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, Luke Goss, Anna Walton, John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane

Guillermo del Toro returns to Hollywood with a second blockbuster adaptation of Dark Horse Comics' cult supernatural title. A new storyline pits the hell-spawned hero against a mighty mechanised legion of unstoppable warriors. The sequel has more of everything - monsters, action, humour, character development, supporting…

Superhero Movie

  • 2 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Craig Mazin
  • Written by: Craig Mazin
  • Cast: Drake Bell, Sara Paxton, Christopher McDonald, Kevin Hart, Brent Spiner, Jeffrey Tambor, Robert Joy, Regina Hall, Pamela Anderson, Leslie Nielsen

Director Mazin's attempt to deflate comic-book pomposity comes up short on laughs as it details the transformation of Rick Riker (Bell). This high-schooler is bitten by a rare species of insect and eventually harnesses his special powers as caped crusader Dragonfly to fight crime in the nasty form of Christopher…

Hellboy

  • 3 stars
  • 2004
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cast: Ron Perlman, Rupert Evans, Doug Jones, Selma Blair, Karel Roden, Ladislav Beran, John Hurt, Jeffrey Tambor

Mexican horror film auteur del Toro's labour of love adaptation of Mike Mignola's cult horror comic delivers on every level, remaining true to the spirit of Mignola's inspired strip and rich with supernatural hocus pocus, wisecracking one-liners and the dark visual styling of German Expressionist cinema.

The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie

  • 2 stars
  • 2004
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • U
  • Directed by: Stephen Hillenburg
  • Cast: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Mr Lawrence, Alec Baldwin, David Hasselhoff, Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Tambor

Charmless Nickelodeon channel spinoff cartoon feature movie, suitable for under fives only.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

  • 3 stars
  • 2000
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin, Molly Shannon
  • UK release: 1 December 2000

Surprisingly, The Grinch is the first live action feature to be adapted from the work of the world's best-selling children's author, Dr Seuss. And beneath sfx magician Rick Baker's green costume Carrey, – the world's highest paid comedian – wreaks glorious havoc on his cloying sweet neighbours, the Whovians of Who-ville.

Muppets From Space

  • 3 stars
  • 1999
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • U
  • Directed by: Tim Hill
  • Written by: Jerry Juhl, Joey Mazzarino, Ken Kaufman
  • Cast: Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta, Frank Oz, Jeffrey Tambor, F Murray Abraham, David Arquette, Josh Charles, Kathy Griffin, Hollywood Hogan, Pat Hingle, Ray Liotta, Andie McDowell

For their sixth big screen adventure, the focus of our Muppet attentions is Gonzo, that blue, hooked nosed … thing. No one is really sure what Gonzo is, so when he gets a message which he believes is from space, the race is on to make contact with his extraterrestrial brethren. Muppets From Space captures the spirit of…

The Death of Stalin

16 Oct 20175 stars

Armando Iannucci's superlative satire brings together a terrific ensemble

With political backstabbing continuing apace on both sides of the pond and Russia overreaching, that great British satirist Armando Iannucci helps us to laugh rather than cry as he sends up an even sorrier state of affairs with typical precision. He…

The D Train

14 Sep 20153 stars

Courageous black comedy starring Jack Black and James Marsden

The directorial debut of screenwriters Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul (Yes Man), this engaging and well-acted indie impactfully alters the standard bromance narrative, being as pleasingly unexpected as it is excruciating. In the process, it also provides…

Glasgow Film Theatre to host special Q&A with Armando Iannucci

25 Sep 2017

Event on Wed 11 Oct also includes a special screening of his new film The Death of Stalin, with tickets on sale now

Glasgow Film Theatre is to host a special Q&A event with one of the city's favourite sons Armando Iannucci. Tickets for the event are on sale now. Following a preview of The Death of Stalin, his greatly anticipated return to the big screen, the…