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Ally Pitts
Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast
Former Moscow resident & aspiring cinephile Ally Pitts explores the delights of Russian & Soviet cinema one film at a time! In the process, expert guests educate Ally on a range of topics from the Golden Age of Hollywood to Eastern European cuisine. From time to time the show also tackles non-Russian attempts to bring Russian literature or history to the silver screen.
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Ratings & Reviews
5.0 stars from 18 ratings
Whether you’re into Russian and Soviet cinema or not, this is well worth a listen. A passionate host makes it as fun as it is informative.
DanF11! via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/14/20
Informative and engaging!
This is a brilliant podcast on Russian films with very interesting guests from Russia and elsewhere. If you're into international or Russian cinema and informative and engaging shows, this is the one for you.Read full review »
Jalarkar via Apple Podcasts · Poland · 04/23/20
What fun!
What a fun and enjoyable podcast. The topic is quite fascinating but the Russian culture can be intimidating, yet this podcast helps the listener to break through the mysticism of Russian culture. Over all I quite enjoyed this podcast. Solid recommend.
In Pax Christi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/19/20
Recent Episodes
Phil Manchester, former Moscow resident and pub quizmaster extraordinaire, joins Ally Pitts to discuss this adaptation of the first of Martin Cruz Smith's Arkady Renko detective novels, set in early 1980s Moscow.CONTENT WARNING: The film includes violence and gore, including violence against...
Published 05/02/21
Against their better judgement, Ally & Carrie Pitts decided to watch this extremely low-budget adaptation of JRR Tolkien's classic fantasy. Here are a few of their thoughts. If you'd like to get in touch, it would be great to hear from you! Here are some ways you can do...
Published 04/12/21
Author and publisher Alex Christofi joins Ally Pitts to discuss the tumultuous life of Fyodor Dostoevsky, who is the subject of his fascinating new biography, Dostoevsky in Love, published by Bloomsbury Continuum.Listeners in the UK can pick up a copy of Dostoevsky in Love via our
Published 04/07/21
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