How Historical And Cultural Dynamics Shaped The Work Of Andrei Tarkovsky (Part 1 – Stalker)

Perhaps being from the west, Russian film fulfills that same function as cultural currency meaning we as a western audience are only shown what the country considers to be its finest and most cultured films yet this matters little in an argument for national cinemas as this is the image projected to us as an … Continue reading How Historical And Cultural Dynamics Shaped The Work Of Andrei Tarkovsky (Part 1 – Stalker)

Stalker – Andrei Tarkovsky – (1979)

Writing about a film such as Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker is not an easy task.  Anyone with a pure and honest love for cinema will find Tarkovsky’s work in general to be awe inspiring, perhaps even approaching cinematic perfection. Stalker is something so ambitious in its message and graceful with its visuals, watching another film after it can be … Continue reading Stalker – Andrei Tarkovsky – (1979)

Man With A Movie Camera – Dziga Vertov (1929)

With the exception of Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, which is often reserved for the film students to endlessly moan about, Russian cinema seems like a wonderfully well-kept secret that defies trends and builds new ones of its own.  Dziga Vertov’s 1929 film Man With a Movie Camera is the perfect example of this and though it may not … Continue reading Man With A Movie Camera – Dziga Vertov (1929)