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Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka: The Night Before Christmas (1961)

The last Russian fairy tale film we’ll be visiting this year is one of the better (but stranger) films of Aleksandr Rou, the prolific director most closely associated with the genre. Rou’s central achievement in his career was visualizing the … Continue reading

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Doctor Faustus (1967)

Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) is best known for his plays The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus and Edward II, and conspiracy theorists have long postulated that he faked his premature death (he was stabbed just above the eye during a brawl) and … Continue reading

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