Hence this: From Vladimir Lymaryov & dirty.ru. Did I mention that Vladimir Lymaryov, whoever he is, is kinda awesome? Oh, and look, more awesome here. Meanwhile, releasing “Citadel”, the THIRD freaking installment in the whole “Burnt by the sun” saga, on May 5, just 4 days before the May 9 Victory Day holidays, is NOTContinue reading “Vladimir Lymaryov from Chelyabinsk: you’re awesome. As opposed to Nikita Mikhalkov (I know that comparison makes it easy, but still)”
Sometimes, I wonder how it is that the Russian Federation is able to contain Nikita Mikhalkov’s ego. I suppose being the biggest country in the world helps. Bmmm tshhh.
So I’m a few days behind – on account of being too busy living and working to blog – but I wanted to point out that the flat I am staying in here in Moscow belonged to the wonderful woman to whom this essay was dedicated. She loved me very much, and she loved myContinue reading “Wednesday Music: damn it feels good to be a gangsta, and be descended from gangstas”
Lezginka! I don’t think you even need to like this movie in order to feel goosebumps crawling up your arms as you watch this one. If you can’t read the Russian subtitles and don’t understand Chechen, the kid expresses admiration for the knife, and the man gives it to him. After the dance, the kid’sContinue reading “Mikhalkov’s “12”: One of the most glorious moments in modern Russian cinema”
I take moment from a busy schedule as commentator on grim world events to grin like the Cheshire cat. Why am I grinning – despite not being a major fan of the Academy Awards in general? Why because…