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Nostalgia For the Too-Well-Remembered ’90s

Filmdom’s current fixation on the 1990s was, of course, inevitable. Just enough time has passed for the nostalgia to fully kick in among Gen X-and-older producers and consumers, and the results are everywhere, from Captain Marvel down. Plus, it is the last era that plausibly reads as “present day” (by 1994, hip-hop, Tarantino, CGI and Starbucks were all mainstream) without the plot-ruining omnipresence of smartphones. It makes sense that the same mechanisms would be at work all over the world. The most curious iteration of the ’90s revival, however, must be taking place in Russia, where more and more films […]

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