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Tag: Soviet Union
Dovlatov and Outlaw King take pains to present the past as their audiences would prefer to see it
Two new Netflix releases show remarkable lapses in their directors’ good sense.
The Death of Stalin shines a light on Lavrenti Beria, head of the Soviet Union’s dreaded secret police.
Armando Iannucci, creator of Veep and The Thick of It, directed this wickedly funny Cold War satire.
Reagan and Gorbachev meet cute atop a pile of nukes in Blind Date
Gaping conceptual hole aside, the Goodman Theatre staging is entertaining.
Don’t celebrate the Russian Revolution
Two new art exhibits try to recast a bloody, inhumane time period in a positive light.
A Trump delegate born in Uzbekistan stands by her man
“When you look at a man of that stature, it makes you feel safe, protected, like he’ll take care of you,” Lora Drobetsky says.
The story behind the first vector arcade game in 30 years, now at Logan Arcade
How three unconventional hobbyists haphazardly created a new arcade game out of dormant technology.
In Russian Transport, something viral this way comes
In Steppenwolf’s Russian Transport, a family is infected by history.
In Generation War, the kids are all Reich
Music Box presents the controversial German miniseries Generation War.
In Kiev and across Ukraine, a bitter history plays out
A permanent collection at Chicago’s Ukrainian National Museum sheds light on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
The (re)making of M
Joseph Losey takes another crack at the Fritz Lang classic M.
Anti-Arab bias is an easy target for satire, but Invasion! misses the mark
Anti-Arab bias is an easy target for satire, but Invasion! misses the mark.
Now showing: Big Miracle
John Krasinski and Drew Barrymore save the whales in a superior children’s drama
This Week’s Movie Action
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue.
Russian journeyman Alexei Borisov began playing music in the early 80s as the front man of the Centre, one of the Soviet Union’s first new wave bands, before founding the pioneering industrial dance outfit Notchnoi Prospekt. Since the 90s, however, he’s gravitated toward electronic music of various stripes, particularly techno and abstract experimentalism; this performance, […]