Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Mikhail Kalatozov


Thursday, May 24 2012

Love is Rarer than Diamonds: 'Letter Never Sent'

This Soviet-era gem about the hunt for precious stones in Siberia is more alchemy than geology.

Sunday, December 9 2007

I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba)

The high-flying poem of a plot, the daredevil cinematography that nearly dances, the pulse-quickening humanism: all mark I Am Cuba as a rare emblem of a more idealistic past.

Sunday, December 9 2007

I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba)

I Am Cuba is a showcase for some of the most astonishingly complex long takes ever devised. Even today, its virtuosic camerawork is breathtaking.

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