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Ivan Ilyin vs. the NKVD

The great Russian White emigre philosopher Ivan Aleksandrovich Ilyin (1883-1954) was not just an erudite thinker, but also a practitioner of espionage and underground political work. 1,175 more words


Gone with the Wind (1939), Victor Fleming

Thematically controversial and visually arresting, Victor Fleming’s 1939 Gone with the Wind, isn’t exactly the most accurate of motion pictures, but the scope of its storytelling, and the psychological insights it displays about a flawed but compelling heroine, are admirable indeed. 947 more words

Waterfall: A World in Transition

Everyone enjoys a good love story told well and on this alone, Waterfall delivers. But beyond its captivating story of forbidden love, Waterfall possesses a socially conscious essence as it moves from Bangkok to Tokyo in the 1930s, exploring issues of culture and identity, race, globalization, immigration and the eternal tug of war between tradition and modernity. 712 more words


The Quasi-Kidnapping of Kitty Von Kat: page 28

The danger increases as Ben ventures into the dark and dangerous part of Vancouver … just around the corner from his office. Yes, it’s the infamous Sink em and Drink em Pool Hall! 14 more words

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Lot in Sodom (1933)

*. This film is another “avant-garde” effort by the team of James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber, whose The Fall of the House of Usher… 424 more words