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Doctor Zhivago by David Lean

Made in 1965 – an adaptation of Boris Pasternak’s autobiographical novel (Nobel awarded) which was banned in Soviet Russia for over five decades.

197 minute long and yet – it does not seem too long. This is an epic film surprisingly realistic given it was mainly a British production.

This film is a proof that truly great cinema does not age. I was surprised. As not that many films actually pass the exam of time. The characters are flesh & blood, costumes as well as set decorations made with a meticulous attention to detail. Although a few goofs have been revealed by IMDB, it is a fantastic film conveying the spirit of the Soviet Russia, its attempts at intervening in individual’s life, career, social and personal relationships, reading and much more.

The love story within a tragic triangle resonates in 21st century as it did at the beginning of 20th.

If you ever have a chance – watch it. A definite must!

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Me and Orson Welles by Richard Linklater

With Zac Effron, Claire Danes, made by Richard Linklater (who’s responsible for bringing to life Before Sunrise and Before Sunset).

The film offers a look at the personnality of Orson Welles himself through the eyes of a teenage aspiring actor accepted to join Welles’ Mercury Theatre. Depicts the famous author of Citizen Kane as a visionary difficult to understand by the surrounding people, who nonetheless assume him to be a genius.

It is a pleasant costume film set in 1930’s New York with the omnipresent music of the era. A bit lengthy but overall 4 stars.

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