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Whether you are a Screen Star, a Classic Legend or a Rising Star, you are all our beloved members and we want you to see films before everyone else at a discounted price. We present you with our monthly members screenings - the best of the upcoming releases.

The Death of Stalin

  • Cast
  • Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Jeffrey Tambor
  • Director
  • Armando Iannucci
  • Classification
  • MA15+, 107 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Strong coarse language
  • Genre
  • Comedy, History, War
  • Running Time
  • 107 minutes
  • Synopsis
  • The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: 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 (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

The Party

  • Cast
  • Patricia Clarkson, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall
  • Director
  • Sally Potter
  • Classification
  • MA15+, 71 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Strong drug use
  • Genre
  • Comedy, Drama
  • Running Time
  • 71 minutes
  • Synopsis
  • THE PARTY - a comedy wrapped around a tragedy – unfolds in real time in a house in London in the present day. Janet is hosting an intimate gathering of friends to celebrate her promotion to Shadow Minister of Health in the party of opposition. Her husband, Bill, seems preoccupied. As their friends arrive, some of whom have their own dramatic news to share, the soirée gradually unravels. An announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that rapidly escalate into all-out confrontation. As people’s illusions about themselves and each other go up in smoke, along with the canapes, THE PARTY becomes a night that began with champagne but ends with blood on the floor.

 

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