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Former Moscow resident Ally Pitts discusses Russian and Soviet films and films with a Russian connection with movie enthusiasts from a whole bunch of interesting places. There's a lot more to Russian film than just Tarkovsky and Eisenstein (although we'll be talking about them too).

Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast Ally Pitts

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

Former Moscow resident Ally Pitts discusses Russian and Soviet films and films with a Russian connection with movie enthusiasts from a whole bunch of interesting places. There's a lot more to Russian film than just Tarkovsky and Eisenstein (although we'll be talking about them too).

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

g3g3g3g3g3 ,

Поехали!

This show is truly a gem — it consistently hits that difficult balance between warmth and intellectual engagement. Before the film discussion, Ally briefly interviews the guest, and this usually goes in interesting, unexpected directions, like a review of a more recent film or a discussion of expat life in St. Petersburg. I really appreciate the extensive Soviet coverage, and I hope this show has a very long life, indeed. Keep it up!

herheadinfilms ,

I Love This Podcast!

This is an engaging and insightful podcast about Russian and Soviet films or films with a connection to Russia. It's a pleasure to listen to Ally and his guests talk about the films, and often Ally provides additional context due to his background as someone who has lived in Russia. Because of this podcast, my list of films to watch has grown exponentially, but I look forward to watching more Russian films!

Yensid4030 ,

Perfect for both Cineastes and Russophiles alike

Ally and his various cohosts explore both Russian (mostly Soviet) cinema as well as other films from around the world that share a Russian connection of some sort. Ally sometimes helps give some cultural context (Russian traditions and aspects of communication for example) that will be of indispensable use to the listener eager to expand their understanding of a particular film and or filmmaker. And Ally also picks good guests when it comes to dissecting the construction and quality of the movies that are spotlighted. Overall the show is engaging, informative and fun as well. An intelligent film podcast that I definitely would recommend.

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