Reviews
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
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 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
I’ve been listening to this podcast for almost a year now. It’s exactly what I was looking for - entertaining, thoughtful discussion about Russian and Soviet cinema (as well as films about Russia). Ally, the host, is infectiously passionate about Russian-related movies! He’s always got something...Read full review »
Richard Wess via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/28/20
Fantastic topics and guests, and amazing quality.
VickyFitzgerald via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/01/19
Anyone who has been to Russia will know what a large role their films play in their culture. I've been watching them for years, and I'm really pleased that there's now a podcast dedicated to the subject. Ally and his guests bring an informed and light-hearted feel to the show,...Read full review »
JamesG_L via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/04/19
This podcast is always a delight to listen to. Ally and his guests have thoughtful, interesting opinions on the films they cover, and I always learn something unexpected about Russian culture and/or history. This podcast has also introduced me to a number of films that I might not have been aware...Read full review »
The medievalist via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/23/19
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...Read full review »
g3g3g3g3g3 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/27/19
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...Read full review »
herheadinfilms via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/16/19
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...Read full review »
Yensid4030 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/19
I know the producer, but that doesn't detract from the eclectic range of films and the interesting and enjoyable conversations. One of my favourite film podcasts. Could do with being mixed a little louder, but, ya know, nothing's perfect.Read full review »
Setchkopf via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/30/18
But this show is a fun time. Ally is warm and fun, and his appreciation of Russian culture and film is contagious. You’ll get both Russian-made films, and plenty of outside looks at the culture from other countries.
The Oscar Grouch via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/25/18
An excellent host and consistantly interesting guests, discussing classic Soviet and contemporary Russian (and Russian affiliated) films, often diving headfirst into the sorts of films that most cinephiles only whisper about. Every day a new episode is released is a good day!
mkmoviemaker via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/21/18
Each episode Ally and a guest review a film that is either Russian made or has some connection with Russia. The guests will sometimes share interesting observations based upon their own backgrounds. The episode featuring the film “Brat” had a fascinating discussion about Russian gangs and tattoo...Read full review »
ScottAPatz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/05/18
The film selection is extremely eclectic and the guests are an extremely entertaining bunch of people.
Ally-85 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/27/18
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