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Georgiy Daneliya’s Kin-Dza-Dza!

Today I watched Georgiy Daneliya’s Kin-Dza-Dza! (1986)

When two humans fail to heed the warnings of an alien traveller dressed as a hobo, they are transported to the dystopian desert world of Pluke.  283 more words

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Feature Film: Солярис/Solaris (1968)

Before I write anything else, let me clarify that this is NOT the Tarkovsky film, which I have yet to watch. The 1968 version of Solaris, to my best knowledge the first film version of this story, was directed by Soviet filmmaker Boris Nirenburg, in the same year that  721 more words

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As bleak a story as the Arctic coastal town in which it takes place. Leviathan, co-written and directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev (the equally bleak and pessimistic… 62 more words


Leviathan (2014) -- Dismay Goes Before Him

We would like to believe that our critical faculties are impartial and that our impressions of the media we consume are a direct result of its inherent quality. 2,483 more words


Unity Through Music

Brother directed by Aleksei Balabanov was first screened at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. Danila’s journey takes us through the chaotic events following the collapse of the Soviet Union. 109 more words


Cinema Politica Mondays: Documentary Children 404 shows how anti-gay law endangers Russian LGBT teens

Countries are often called Motherland or Fatherland. How sad is it when a country can’t love and accept all of her children equally? How sad is it when flesh-and-blood parents turn their backs on their own children and say things like: “You are not normal, you are sick, why did I ever give birth to you?” Or worse yet: “You are a son of Satan!” 1,137 more words

Liz Ferguson

THE BURNING CRUCIBLE Fires The Imagination

If I wanted to introduce someone to silent film, The Burning Crucible is the last movie I’d show them.

And the first.

The last because it’s such a shock to the system it might scare them off. 780 more words

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