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J-horror, K-horror… Y-horror?

Since discussing the impact of J-horror on American horror cinema is already considered bad manners, film critics direct their attention to a series of regional re-inventions, namely from South Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand. However, not many people know that the Ring virus has spread up north-west from Japan to ex-Soviet area.

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J-horror, K-horror… Y-horror?

Since discussing the impact of J-horror on American horror cinema is already considered bad manners, film critics direct their attention to a series of regional re-inventions, namely from South Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand. However, not many people know that the Ring virus has spread up north-west from Japan to ex-Soviet area.

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Bad motherfucker

A cheap GoPro camera and a lot of good stunts is everything you need to make a kick-ass music video. Russian musician and filmaker Ilya Naishuller is the proof:

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Bad motherfucker

A cheap GoPro camera and a lot of good stunts is everything you need to make a kick-ass music video. Russian musician and filmaker Ilya Naishuller is the proof:

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Captive Good Attending Captain Ill: Stalinism in cinema

This critical view on Stalinism in late Soviet and new Russian cinema is courtesy of our today’s special guest writer Patrick Tine. Patrick is a New York based student and writer, an aficionado of Ladas, montage and Diego Rivera. Find Patrick on Twitter – @therealPDT. Despotism has existed throughout history. Tyrants from all over the globe have ruled with legendary

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Captive Good Attending Captain Ill: Stalinism in cinema

This critical view on Stalinism in late Soviet and new Russian cinema is courtesy of our today’s special guest writer Patrick Tine. Patrick is a New York based student and writer, an aficionado of Ladas, montage and Diego Rivera. Find Patrick on Twitter – @therealPDT. Despotism has existed throughout history. Tyrants from all over the globe have ruled with legendary

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100 films that will ruin lives of Russian school kids

A bit of back story: in summer 2012, the head of the Russian Cinematographers’ Union Nikita Mikhalkov proposed to introduce ‘cinema lessons’ in schools (in the 6th-7th grades). The initiative is indeed noble, so various film specialists were assigned to work on a provisional list of a hundred films that are supposed to educate school kids and cultivate

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100 films that will ruin lives of Russian school kids

A bit of back story: in summer 2012, the head of the Russian Cinematographers’ Union Nikita Mikhalkov proposed to introduce ‘cinema lessons’ in schools (in the 6th-7th grades). The initiative is indeed noble, so various film specialists were assigned to work on a provisional list of a hundred films that are supposed to educate school kids and cultivate

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Our spiritual unrest over Viy 3D

Viy. Returning (Вий: Возвращение), (a.k.a. Viy 3D) – is an upcoming Russian horror film based on Nikolai Gogol’s timeless novel ‘Viy’. The creators of Viy Returning claim this is not in any sense a remake of the Soviet classic Viy (1967), but an adaptation of the first edition of Gogol’s novel that they supposedly discovered. Before

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Our spiritual unrest over Viy 3D

Viy. Returning (Вий: Возвращение), (a.k.a. Viy 3D) – is an upcoming Russian horror film based on Nikolai Gogol’s timeless novel ‘Viy’. The creators of Viy Returning claim this is not in any sense a remake of the Soviet classic Viy (1967), but an adaptation of the first edition of Gogol’s novel that they supposedly discovered. Before

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The return of the Soviet: the case of the new Russian horror cinema

Within various national cinemas all over the world, genre film-making with its good faith in spectacle, action and thrills was always used as a way to establish a competitive film industry, the output of which will be appealing both to local as well as international audiences. Horror films serve as a good example here, since

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The return of the Soviet: the case of the new Russian horror cinema

Within various national cinemas all over the world, genre film-making with its good faith in spectacle, action and thrills was always used as a way to establish a competitive film industry, the output of which will be appealing both to local as well as international audiences. Horror films serve as a good example here, since

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Me Too (2012): The post-nuclear rapture according to Balabanov

Me Too (Я тоже хочу, 2012) is the last film by the notorious Russian director Aleksei Balabanov (Brother, Cargo 200). The last both in the sense of the latest and perhaps the one marking the end of his career. After Venice’s Orizzonti, the film was presented in the programme of Seville European Film Festival, which,

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Me Too (2012): The post-nuclear rapture according to Balabanov

Me Too (Я тоже хочу, 2012) is the last film by the notorious Russian director Aleksei Balabanov (Brother, Cargo 200). The last both in the sense of the latest and perhaps the one marking the end of his career. After Venice’s Orizzonti, the film was presented in the programme of Seville European Film Festival, which,

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A Nail to your Brain: schizoid art trash Nails (2003)

Tetsuo: The Iron Man was often described as a collaboration of Lynch and Cronenberg on an early draft of Terminator, which was to be shot in Japan. If so, then the Russian budget-less underground film Nails (Гвозди, 2003) is a project of Lynch’s and Cronenberg’s bastard children, who due to the shortage of cash, had

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A Nail to your Brain: schizoid art trash Nails (2003)

Tetsuo: The Iron Man was often described as a collaboration of Lynch and Cronenberg on an early draft of Terminator, which was to be shot in Japan. If so, then the Russian budget-less underground film Nails (Гвозди, 2003) is a project of Lynch’s and Cronenberg’s bastard children, who due to the shortage of cash, had

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