Monthly Archives: January 2011

American Idol, one of the greatest things about America. In theory.

I have to confess – I’m a huge fan of American Idol. Which is to say, I’m a huge fan of the show’s concept – finding incredible talent in remotest parts of the United States in a process that gives … Continue reading

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Oscar nominations-2011

So, the Oscar-2011 nominations are announced. Surprisingly, so far I have only seen one of the ten Best Picture nominees, namely Inception, which I enjoyed because I love mind-twisters and films with “space for interpretation”. However, I’m not sure mind-twisting … Continue reading

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The Office

As I mentioned before, The Office is one of the very few shows – probably the only one I watch consistently – that have maintained high quality of writing throughout the seasons. Unlike with all the other shows I watch, … Continue reading

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Jackie Brown

The best thing about Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film Jackie Brown is its soundtrack. I’ve found that to be the case with several Tarantino movies, most notably Kill Bill, which I thought was remarkably boring, whereas the soundtrack was brilliant. Jackie … Continue reading

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Blue Valentine

The movie Blue Valentine disappointed me a bit. I had not seen one bad or even indifferent review of it before I went to see the movie, so I was expecting something fantastic, especially given my passion for dark emotional … Continue reading

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How I Met Your Mother, the failing giant

I’ve been a fan of How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) for several years now, during which I’ve seen every episode. However, I haven’t been a fan of Season 6 (the current season). I think the show strayed too far … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Hello everybody! I’m glad to be here! A Russian’s Perspective is a blog about America, Europe, Asia and the entire world as seen by a Russian immigrant (yours truly). I have lived in the United States since early 2008, but … Continue reading

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