Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars' Plot ★★★★

TFW Stalin wants you to canonize the State but you'd rather be working on RuPaul's Drag Race.

I realized this was pure camp and started enjoying it roundabout the time Ivan's mother ran on-camera in the manner of a school play, head against brow, yelling "I have been poisoned! I am dying!" then, upon dying as promised, raised her head one more time to announce "I am dead!". And that was before the whole thing turned into a Bosch painting. I never conflated Eisenstein with Powell & Pressburger before, but now...

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