Earlier this year I had an opportunity to see and write a review of Andrey Zvyagintsev's Oscar-nominated film “Leviathan” for What Weekly Magazine. The film's Baltimore premiere took place at the Charles Theater in February, coinciding with its much anticipated official release back home in Russia. Since its 2014 premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in France, the film has won many international awards. Today, Andrey Zvyagintsev was officially invited to join the prestigious group of creative artists that comprise the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and to sit on the Oscars jury. I sincerely congratulate the Director on his achievements to date and look forward to seeing his future cinematic work on the big screen!