The world’s biggest country, in a magazine. Since 1956.
by Louis Menashe
A rich compendium of movie reviews and film essays published from the late 1980s forward that displays Menashe’s encyclopedic knowledge of Russian cultural and cinematic history. A society’s films reflect its culture and history, and Menashe is very good at illuminating Russia’s reflection in plain review-speak that doesn’t resort to academic art-babble.
Reviewed in Russian Life: July/Aug 2011