A Week In Film #581: YAAAAY!

The Death Of Stalin title screen
The Death Of Stalin
Armando Iannucci does Soviet accession as farce.

Solo: A Star Wars Story title screen
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Less shit than the reviews would suggest, but definitely underpowered. Some nice little plot points, some decent action, some nice performances. Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s rabble-rousing droid L3-37 is particularly delightful.

21 title screen
21
College spods engage in card-counting in Vegas. Jim Sturgess plays the newbie recruited to the team who really, really needs to make $300k so he can go to Harvard, because MIT just isn’t good enough, or something. Directed by Robert Luketic from a script by Peter Steinfeld and Allan Loeb, based on the to-be-taken-with-a-pinch-of-salt ‘non-fiction’ book by Ben Mezrich. Kate Bosworth plays the love interest, Kevin Spacey the prof who grooms(!) our hero, Laurence Fishburne as the casino security goon chasing after them.

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