Welcome to another extra episode of LINOLEUM KNIFE, an ongoing series where we take one movie, watch it and talk for the entire running time. You could call it a commentary if you want. It’s sort of like a commentary. Not the Mystery Science Theater 3000 kind. That’s someone else’s job.

It’s more like an extra episode of the podcast where we dig into a film we love — in this case Alexander Sokurov’s Russian Ark — and bring you facts and opinions and digressions and heavy insight into the intersection of art and empire, how much beauty the average museum visitor can process, and whether or not this whole one-extended-take business is just a filmmaker showing off — if that’s where the conversation leads. And it did lead to that.

Also, you pay us for it. Cheap money. $1.99, which is not much for the extreme entertainment and occasional factual inaccuracy you’re going to hear. And if you were a subscriber to our Patreon page (at a certain level), you’d already be getting this thing for no extra cost.

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