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  • Horror Movies for People Who Don't Like Horror Movies

    Not a fan of mindless massacres, jumpscares, and other features typically associated with the horror genre? Here’s how to wander to the dark side and enjoy it, too.


  • Top Three Classic Russian Films About World War II

    ​On May 9, we celebrate Victory Day. World War II and the Great Patriotic War in particular has had an enormous effect on Russian history that lasts to this day. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that it was represented in dozens of iconic Soviet films. Here is a brief list of our personal recommendations.


  • 5 Holiday Movies and Series to Binge On

    Happy New Year — yes, we are saying hi to you from our couches to yours! And we're bringing gifts: a list of some freshly-baked, some long-loved, and some to-be-discovered movies you can watch if you are just not ready for that Harry Potter marathon (yet). Enjoy!


  • Russia on Film: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Donning fur coats year round, drinking vodka with every meal, and plotting evil schemes are just some of the ways in which filmmakers love to portray Russians. But are they true? Let me take my ushanka off and take a closer look at some of the most common stereotypes.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: October 17-18, 2020

    Golden leaves keep falling while we celebrate another week of this autumn with hot cocoa in our cups. This weekend, we invite you to an exhibition, a theatre festival, and a journey through some of this year’s best international documentaries. Enjoy! 


  • Modern Visual Effects: Applications and Software

    Trailers of upcoming films usually give rise to heated discussions in social media. Still, in 2019, the situation is different: people seem to show disdain for the visual effects in the upcoming films and ask to do them over. Such a thing happened to Sonic when the studio decided to change the character’s appearance and postponed the movie’s release; Cats were subject to the same fate, although in this case, the release hasn’t been postponed yet. Users mocked the creative solutions of studios and came up with memes where they wondered what happened to the people responsible for visual effects in the film industry. ITMO.NEWS decided to make sense of what being a VFX artist is about.


  • Get to Know ITMO’s Soft Skills Lecturers

    Meet our well-rounded Soft Skills gurus in the continuation of our Get to Know series! Here they share all about their favorite books, movies, and travel tips, as well as throw in their expert explanation of why soft skills are the key component of your success both as a professional and a human being.


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  • Ins and Outs of Modern Animation

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its nominees for the 91st Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. Shortlisted in the Best Animated Feature are Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Isle of Dogs, Mirai, and The Incredibles 2. The winner will only be announced on February 24; for now, let’s dive into the inner workings of how these stories are brought to life.


  • Science Film for the Modern Viewer

    The 12th International Science Film Festival “World of Knowledge” took place in St. Petersburg on October 18 to 20. This year’s topic was Ecology. The festival presented scientific and educational films from Russia, France, Germany, Australia, Spain, the UK and others. The program included a film competition, a separate short film program, scientific lectures, workshops and talks on ecology, film and art. Several screenings were held at ITMO University. ITMO.NEWS visited the festival and asked the guests what they look for in modern science films and how it can appeal to a mass audience.