Nikolai Lebedev

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'Ivanov'
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Review: 'Ivanov'

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It's one thing to do justice to a masterpiece. It's quite another to take a rarely performed, rickety piece -- in this case, Chekhov's first full-length play, "Ivanov" -- and reveal it to be a…

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Review: 'Wolfhound'

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Russia's answer to "Lord of the Rings," sword-and-sorcery yarn "Wolfhound" is reputed to be the most expensive post-Soviet movie ever made, and has wrested a hefty bag of gold (more than $20 million)…

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Review: 'Garpastum'

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Soccer, sex, and a world about to be overturned by revolution sound like pretty good ingredients for the second film by Alexey Guerman Jr. But "Garpastum" fails to raise the emotional temperature…

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The top of the world?

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Even as more sunlight is cast on the workings of the Academy and its internal nominating processes, one corner of the complex world of Oscar remains unremittingly murky: How countries go about…