Moscow on the Hudson (mini-review++)

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(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:

Moscow on the Hudson

acting 7

directing 7

writing 6

effects 6

editing 6

SW score: 32

2.7 out of 5 octopi

++ As a child of the ’80s, I grew up watching a lot of cold war-themed flicks. You probably don’t need to guess but they were all a patriotic confirmation of the USA’s superiority to the evil communist empire. Of course, shit is more complicated than that but as a kid, the broad strokes of black and white morality really resonated with me. Moscow on the Hudson is no exception though it at least tries to address the issue of a culture shock when these poor communist refugees reach the land of the “free”. And Williams plays a man who has just given up his home to be free with sweet subtlety and palpable wonder and anxiety.

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(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 šŸ™, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feelingā€¦not that SW score is scientificā€¦but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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