Rebels and Revolutionaries

He saved Latin. What did you do?The cover of this week’s NOW features Jay Baruchel, star of “The Trotsky”. I didn’t write the piece — it’s Rad’s first cover, actually — but I did pen the accompanying sidebar about other cinematic student radicals, which felt like a miniature version of an MSN gallery, and should be approached in that spirit.

You may also want to check out my overview of the Toronto Russian Film Festival, if you’re looking for something appropriately dour and/or different this weekend. Toronto doesn’t get a lot of Russian cinema — not even at TIFF — so this is likely to be your only chance to see “Bury Me Behind the Baseboard” or “The Man Who Knew Everything” on a big screen.

Of course, that may be a good thing. They’re kind of weird. But “Ward No. 6” is very good.