Chris Morris

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The Day Today: prophetic parody that’s still funny in the fake news era
Armando Iannucci and Chris Morris’s satire first aired 27 years ago. These days the media is almost too shameless to satirise, but – as the cast reunite – the show’s hilarity remains

Phil Harrison

13, Aug, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The Day Shall Come review – Chris Morris’s overcooked FBI farce
The Feds set up a deluded preacher as kingpin of a fake terror plot

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

13, Oct, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The Day Shall Come review – Chris Morris goes back to war on terror | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Nine years after his incendiary Four Lions, Morris returns with a movie about a tiny urban community and crooked FBI agents

Peter Bradshaw

11, Oct, 2019 @7:00 AM

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'This isn't a paranoid future nightmare': the explosive return of Chris Morris
The satirist’s new film was inspired by the FBI’s attempts to manufacture terrorists. He talks about the problem with white liberals – and his duty to provoke

Catherine Shoard

27, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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The Day Shall Come review – Chris Morris returns with wild farce
The mysterious writer-director travels to Miami for a short but sharp comedy about an idealistic preacher targeted by the FBI

Benjamin Lee

12, Mar, 2019 @12:57 AM

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'You've lost the news!' How The Day Today changed satire forever
25 years ago, Chris Morris and Armando Iannucci’s uproarious news spoof unleashed Fake News on the world (not to mention Alan Partridge)

Phil Harrison

17, Jan, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Can BBC Informer finally subvert the Muslim stereotype problem on TV?
From oppressed wives to crazed jihadists, TV’s Islamophobia is rife. Nabhaan Rizwan stars in the new BBC thriller hoping to change the narrative

Stuart Jeffries

16, Oct, 2018 @8:00 AM

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'Always go slightly too far': what makes ambush TV work?
Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America? follows a long line of TV troublemakers who fooled guests into self-sabotage, but his scattergun approach risks missing the mark

Phil Harrison

17, Jul, 2018 @5:00 AM

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The most exciting comedy and drama films of 2018
Wes Anderson’s dog-filled dystopia arrives, Christian Bale does Dick Cheney, and gay-conversion therapy stories show alongside supernatural thrillers

Stuart Heritage

27, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Twenty years on … how comedy genius Chris Morris invented ‘fake news’
Out-takes from Brass Eye have been made into a film to mark its birthday – but fans of the cult show can only view it at rare live cinema screenings

Vanessa Thorpe

21, Oct, 2017 @11:05 PM

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Is satire dead? Armando Iannucci and others on why there are so few laughs these days
It’s hard to poke fun at politicians in an era when they’re held in contempt and every joke is policed for offence, say top television writers

Zoe Williams

18, Oct, 2016 @6:15 PM

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Totally Mexico! How the Nathan Barley nightmare came true
Charlie Brooker and Chris Morris’s 2005 TV series was a comedy about a ludicrous ‘self-facilitating media node’ in east London. But 10 years on, it looks more like a documentary about the future

Andrew Harrison

10, Feb, 2015 @6:34 PM

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