Tag Archives: Russia

The Geek Show - S16E06 - Schrödinger's Black Hole

S16E06 – Schrödinger’s Black Hole

The Internet’s goofiest science and technology podcast returns with the two Robs (or is it Rob and Bruce P. Gigabyte?), taking another little stroll on the wilder and sometimes wackier side of the news. This week we’re kicking things off with the big astronomy news,

The Geek Show - S16E01 - Furby II The Owlening

S16E01 – Furby II: The Owlening

If you thought Furbies were creepy, then wait till you meet the Ulo Owls as we kick off a new year, a new series of The Geek Show, and at some point during 2019 our 9th birthday (crazy isn’t it?), with a look at some

Loveless

Russian cinema is certainly one for its figureheads. Sergei Eisenstein was instrumental in many theories that would go on to establish the cinematic language. Andrei Tarkovsky established and nigh on perfected the arthouse. And since his passing there wasn’t really much of a centerpiece for

The Colour of Pomegranates

It’s a very large box for a very short film. Maybe you find that challenging, or intimidating, or mind-numbing, or somewhere between all three. If so, I’m not exactly sweetening the pot if I tell you that the film is a series of oblique, poetic

The Geek Show - S15E13 - Flamethrower Cooking With Elon Musk

S15E13 – Flamethrower Cooking With Elon Musk

It’s time to join Rob and Andy for more news-based shenanigans from the realms of science and technology, and we’re kicking things of this week with some recycling … … on the Moon After that it’s all systems go with potential holodeck technology, stupidity causing

Nostalgia

Curzon Artificial Eye releases the penultimate film from Andrei Tarkovsky’s body of work in Nostalgia and its something of an enigma. Post-Stalker, Tarkovsky planned to make a film called The First Day which concerned itself with atheism in the Soviet Union, long story short, he

Solaris

Andrei Tarkovsky’s third film, following his chilling debut Ivan’s Childhood and the mammoth Andrei Rublev, Solaris is a film that is more about experience and environment than enjoyment or leisure. Clocking in at 2 hours and 40 minutes, this science-fiction voyage into the human soul

Andrei Rublev

Following on from Ivan’s Childhood, Curzon Artificial Eye continues their retrospective on Russian Grandmaster Andrei Tarkovsky with Andrei Rublev. The second feature from Russia’s most celebrated film export follows the titular fifteenth-century iconographer as he walks the lands – starting when he is young and