Top Ten for November 6, 2022

Decision to Leave, a delicious, dense Hitchcockian romance

A biography of Malcolm Arnold focusing on the symphonies, also a Presto Music pod on Arnold

Profile of a port-container driver and his struggles

The Chipmunks Sing Koyaanisqatsi

2020 documentary Being Beethoven in which Peter Capaldi reads Beethoven

In the land of zero covid

Two lectures by Dr John Sides on the 2020 election and his book on it The Bitter End, or rather roughly the same lecture with two different Q&As afterward

Francis Spufford’s brilliant 2010 fantasia on the Soviet planned economy Red Plenty, which features a star turn by Alexander Galich (another of his tunes, this time with subtitles)

Desert of the Tartars from 1976, haunting Kafkaesque allegory

Dostoevsky’s Demons, as well as Irwin Weil’s delightful overview of Dostoevsky