In the Loop

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In The Loop

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“‘Climbing the mountain of conflict?’ You sounded like a Nazi Julie Andrews!”

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Photos from In the Loop. Armando Iannucci, 2009. I’ve written briefly about Iannucci’s uproarious political farce before, but that’s no reason not to bring it up again. In the Loop bubbles with wit and the sort of comic energy rarely seen in recent comedic films. The film deftly mimics the rhythm of a broken down car, giving off the impression that at any moment the entire affair could simply collapse under the weight of exterior pressures and the neuroses of characters tasked with fending for themselves in this chaotic world. But it holds together and makes you laugh all the way through. It helps that it’s one of the better political commentaries I’ve ever seen in film (right up there with Wag the Dog).

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