Samuel Goff

Samuel Goff is Features Editor at The Calvert Journal and formerly a researcher and supervisor in Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge. He spends most of his time thinking about cinema, Stalin and football.

Eisenstein on paper: explore the remarkable, unknown art of a cinematic maestro

Eisenstein on paper: explore the remarkable, unknown art of a cinematic maestro

Inside Warsaw’s fixation on the Palace of Culture and Science, the socialist skyscraper in a capitalist city

Inside Warsaw’s fixation on the Palace of Culture and Science, the socialist skyscraper in a capitalist city

In Budapest’s offbeat 8th district, gentrification and political pressure go hand in hand

In Budapest’s offbeat 8th district, gentrification and political pressure go hand in hand

Russian media and cultural figures rally round arrested investigative journalist Ivan Golunov as protests continue

Russian media and cultural figures rally round arrested investigative journalist Ivan Golunov as protests continue

Celebrate the dazzling electric guitar tradition of Azerbaijan with Mountains of Tongues

Celebrate the dazzling electric guitar tradition of Azerbaijan with Mountains of Tongues

Make the most of Kyiv Art Week with these curated city highlights

Make the most of Kyiv Art Week with these curated city highlights

A Russian-produced zombie series for Snapchat is heading to your phone screen

A Russian-produced zombie series for Snapchat is heading to your phone screen

A daring new youth drama is set to put Slovenian cinema on the map

A daring new youth drama is set to put Slovenian cinema on the map

The allure of the tower block: what keeps us coming back to images of post-Soviet mundanity?

The allure of the tower block: what keeps us coming back to images of post-Soviet mundanity?

This Polish research station is bringing sleek style to the Antarctic

This Polish research station is bringing sleek style to the Antarctic

Can post-revolution Yerevan get to grips with its informal architecture epidemic?

Can post-revolution Yerevan get to grips with its informal architecture epidemic?

Meet the woman fighting to create a new wave of DIY filmmaking in Tajikistan

Meet the woman fighting to create a new wave of DIY filmmaking in Tajikistan

‘All you need is your camera’: can documentary film bring change to Central Asia?

‘All you need is your camera’: can documentary film bring change to Central Asia?

Why we shouldn’t be celebrating the release of Dau, the troubling epic 14 years in the making

Why we shouldn’t be celebrating the release of Dau, the troubling epic 14 years in the making

5 minute guide to Bishkek: striking Soviet mosaics and architectural gems in this modernist garden city

5 minute guide to Bishkek: striking Soviet mosaics and architectural gems in this modernist garden city

Wunderwerk: the experimental architects reimagining the future for Tbilisi

Wunderwerk: the experimental architects reimagining the future for Tbilisi

Regenerating Georgia: the architects behind Tbilisi’s Fabrika look beyond the capital

Regenerating Georgia: the architects behind Tbilisi’s Fabrika look beyond the capital

Regenerating Georgia: the architects behind Tbilisi’s Fabrika look beyond the capital

Regenerating Georgia: the architects behind Tbilisi’s Fabrika look beyond the capital

Outlaw: behind the scenes of Russia’s controversial upcoming LGBTQ drama

Outlaw: behind the scenes of Russia’s controversial upcoming LGBTQ drama

Tbilisi Architecture Biennial: can informal architecture save the city?

Tbilisi Architecture Biennial: can informal architecture save the city?

Crystal Swan director Darya Zhuk on how to make a hit movie in Belarus

Crystal Swan director Darya Zhuk on how to make a hit movie in Belarus

Sunset: László Nemes is back to save cinema with his dreamlike follow-up to Son of Saul

Sunset: László Nemes is back to save cinema with his dreamlike follow-up to Son of Saul

Home from home: Georgia’s ruined Soviet sanatoria and the displaced people who live there

Home from home: Georgia’s ruined Soviet sanatoria and the displaced people who live there

Letter from Bishkek: Soviet utopia meets postmodern charm in Kyrgyzstan’s garden city capital

Letter from Bishkek: Soviet utopia meets postmodern charm in Kyrgyzstan’s garden city capital

Playing with the past: reading the complex history of Yekaterinburg in its World Cup stadium

Playing with the past: reading the complex history of Yekaterinburg in its World Cup stadium

Kira Muratova: a tribute to the dazzling, controversial genius of Soviet and Ukrainian cinema

Kira Muratova: a tribute to the dazzling, controversial genius of Soviet and Ukrainian cinema

The Mixtape: join Oat Oaks on a hypnotic rock odyssey to the edge of mighty Volgograd

The Mixtape: join Oat Oaks on a hypnotic rock odyssey to the edge of mighty Volgograd

Brand Constructivism: inside the fight to save Yekaterinburg’s radical architectural heritage

Brand Constructivism: inside the fight to save Yekaterinburg’s radical architectural heritage

Water world: how modern St Petersburg is going back to its maritime roots

Water world: how modern St Petersburg is going back to its maritime roots

Northern soul: how I fell in love with St Petersburg — through its football team

Northern soul: how I fell in love with St Petersburg — through its football team

Victory days: how Volgograd changed the history of Russian football in two matches

Victory days: how Volgograd changed the history of Russian football in two matches