Archive for the Tag 'Soviets'

May 10 2008

Posted by Irina under Agent Spalko Bios

Spalko: The Russian Concussion

Early reviews of Blanchett’s performance as Agent Spalko lead us to believe we’re in for something memorable and destined for cult status. The following is from a review written by someone lucky enough to catch an advance screening this week:

Cate Blanchett’s Soviet Agent Spalko was not at all what I was expecting, especially her being a disciple of the fabled “thought police,” but once again… Russian obsession with ESP and psychic warfare are well documented. Ms. Blanchett engages in a psychological battle with our hero and her performance is so peculiar that on occasion I thought she was being directed by David Lynch. She distinguishes the film from all the others with her singular presence.


I suppose the word peculiar usually has negative connotations, but the dictionary definition reads “different from the usual or normal”, and thet spells “awesome” as far as we’re concerned. Only 12 days to go, everyone!