Let’s start from what “Dunkirk” is NOT. It ain’t an “epic war movie”. So forget the big action of “Pearl Harbor”, and the hyper realistic blood & gore of “Saving Private Ryan”. The latest movie from Christopher Nolan is also not: – all about big explosions: there are a few, they are impressive, but not […]Read More “Dunkirk”: a personal, gripping war story that is NOT a war movie.
Does the name Ugo Fantozzi sound familiar? And what about Geometra Filini? Or Contessa Serbelloni Mazzanti Vien dal Mare? Simply put, we are talking about some of the most influential Italian literature and TV in the post-war era. Which also happens to be absolutely hilarious. Curious? Because you should be. If you have an interest in […]Read More Who is Ugo Fantozzi (and 5 reasons why you should care)
Hello! This time I am back with a populist, stereotype-heavy article, following my most-read-ever post about my life in Prague. Some people were asking “hey, why don’t you write about something you miss from Italy?” – their first obvious idea being food. The thing is, I don’t miss good Italian food. I can find a […]Read More 7 ways Italian food is done horribly wrong abroad
As a lifetime lover of science fiction and the “Alien” franchise in particular, I went to watch this one full of expectations, and with the loving adoration that old time friends and lovers deserve. In short: for me, it was a terrible disappointment. And, as it happens when a love story ends, I was left to […]Read More 5 reasons why “Alien: Covenant” is a really, really, really, ridiculously bad movie.
“La La Land” has been one of the most acclaimed movies from 2016, receiving a landslide of awards including 7 Golden Globes and 6 Academy Awards (well, they thought 7 at first). It currently scores a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, with critical consensus as: “La La Land breathes new life into a bygone genre with thrillingly assured direction, […]Read More The Hero’s Journeys in “La La Land”
The Star Wars Day (“May the Fourth”) approaching, I wanted to celebrate it in some special way. So, while in London, I had the opportunity to visit Star Wars Identities. I went expecting “just another Star Wars thing” – which would already be great, of course, given my love for the saga. But it was […]Read More Star Wars Identities
Mass Effect: Andromeda is the latest videogame from Bioware’s ultra-successful Mass Effect franchise, released on March 21st (23rd for Europe, I still don’t know why). In a future post I will talk about Andromeda in detail (it’s very, very controversial), but now it is finally time to discuss the original trilogy, why I think it changed […]Read More 5 reasons why Mass Effect made the history of videogames, and not only
(click here to read the first part of the story) After leaving San Ignacio, we planned to spend 3 days in Guatemala. Crossing the border is nothing complicated, although I noticed that the security personnel is more relaxed and easy going on the Belizean side of the border. In Guatemala, things get a bit heavier: more bureaucracy, […]Read More Maya Adventures /2 – Flores and Tikal
In February 2017 we travelled to Belize and Guatemala, and we had the opportunity to explore several Mayan sites. This post and the following will cover the explorations we made, and a few information on the uniquely beautiful places we visited in that journey. First of all: where is Belize? Right there. See that green little […]Read More Maya Adventures /1 – Xunantunich and Caracol
Ups, we did it again! “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” is a very successful training course we have realised for the first time in Italy in December 2013, and that since then we have brought (with some variations each time) to Czech Republic and Netherlands. This time, we took it back where it all started: […]Read More Follow the Yellow Brick Road – Italy 2017