Thursday, November 1 2007
Stalin's reach into Soviet Cinema is undeniable in these films, available on DVD: The Fall of Berlin: The Restored Soviet WW2 Epic, I Worked for Stalin, and Dialogues with Solzhenitsyn
Thursday, March 31 2005
Over five hours, such ostensible fealty to the sprawling rhythms of daily life makes for a rigorous and occasionally maddening viewing experience.
Visceral and at times brutal, it's a livid illustration of the effects of monotony and oppression on the spirit.