Russian Culture Ministry sues theater that screened The Death Of Stalin

In January, we reported that a Russian arthouse theater had defied the country’s Ministry Of Culture by screening Armando Iannucci’s Cold War satire The Death Of Stalin despite it having its distribution certification revoked for—essentially—making fun of Russia’s history. Police showed up to a screening at Moscow’s…

Moscow theater defies ban, screens Armando Iannucci's The Death Of Stalin

Veep creator Armando Iannucci’s latest film, the Cold War-era satire The Death Of Stalin, has been getting rave reviews pretty much everywhere. Except for Russia itself, of course: the country’s Ministry Of Culture recently revoked the film’s distribution certification, citing its alleged efforts “to distort our…

Steve Bannon’s been subpoenaed in the Mueller investigation

Despite being down two jobs at this point—three, if you count his dried-up Hollywood career—Steve Bannon is in high demand on Capitol Hill. CNN reports the unkempt lump that briefly served as chief strategist to the disheveled heap that’s still president was called before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday to…

After threatening nuclear war again, Trump says it’s Steve Bannon who’s “lost his mind”

We’ve unfurled ourselves from the fetal position we’ve been in since Trump revived his threats of nuclear war on Twitter yesterday to bring you the news that the belligerent old kumquat has released an official statement in which he claims it’s actually Steve Bannon who’s lost his damn mind.

Russia used Pokémon Go and Black Lives Matter to meddle in the election 

At this point, it’s abundantly clear that Russia—or at least people in Russia—organized an endlessly elaborate scheme to influence the presidential election, partly by purchasing misleading and manipulative ads on Facebook and Google. Now, a report from CNN has revealed that the endlessly elaborate scheme was somehow…

The Trump administration may have forgotten about another secret Russia meeting 

One of Donald Trump and his administration’s most glaring issues is a dangerously faulty memory. Most days, it seems like nobody who works in that White House actually has any comprehension of what happened the day before, last year, or in the lead-up to the World War II. This wouldn’t be a big deal if everyone in the…

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Let us compare the idiots of Burn After Reading to the idiots of the Trump administration

Despite being hilarious, Burn After Reading is one of the Coen brothers’ darkest, most unforgiving creations. In it, a pair of aging gym rats stumble upon a CD containing the memoirs of a former CIA analyst; it’s worthless, but, being very, very dumb, they think it contains “secret spy shit.” Their journey eventually…