This LibGuide recommends resources in both English and foreign languages. Browse the Historical Dictionaries for an overview of films in English or the online Encyclopedias for broader coverage of films, actors, directors, etc. Watch Russian & Soviet films on Mosfilm's and Lenfilm's YouTube channels or check films out from EGARC. Search film databases or browse journals for commentary about Russian & Soviet film.
Databases and Indexes for Film Studies
To find a "Movie Review" published in a newspaper, search for the title of the movie and "movie review." For example, in The Global Newsstream database, enter: "lives of others" AND movie review
Watch Russian and Soviet Films
White Sun of the Desert is the classic Russian-Soviet "western" with all the trappings you come to expect from Russian-Soviet film: indominable Soviet hero, magnificant panoramas, peasant overtones, memorable music, beautiful women, subtle humor, penetrating irony, resonating taglines, and of course, inescapable tragedy. It is the best Soviet "cowboy" film ever made. Watch this film on Mosfil'm's Youtube channel.