“Fight Club” is a 1999 movie by David Fincher, based on the 1996 novel by Chuck Palahniuk. Despite generally positive reviews, the movie barely broke even worldwide its estimated budget of 63 mln US$. Domestically in the US, it was basically a flop. But it quickly reached a “cult” status, being able to strike a […]Read More “Fight Club” (1999) – to hell and back, and a Hero’s Journey into insanity
This is how the poll ended. A whopping 75% of voters wanted to read a breakdown of “Back the the Future” and, what can I say, the People Have Spoken and I am happy to oblige. My two cents on this: I believe that “Jaws” has the better script of the two. A more modern, […]Read More The 10 stages of the Hero’s Journey in “Back to the Future” (1985)
Here we go again. Mixed reviews for a Star Wars movie. After “The Last Jedi” divided audience and critics and split the galaxy in two, it’s now the time for “Solo: a Star Wars story“. Do you want to know what I think? In two three words: I liked it. For more, read below! After […]Read More “Solo: a Star Wars story”. I love this movie, and he knows it.
Ready Player One is out in theaters on March 29th and, in short, it delivers what it promises. It’s a sweet ride that takes you deep into a world packed of geeky and nerdy references, and in the meantime has a story to tell. Not a very fresh story, but a story still. Now, I […]Read More “Ready Player One”: nostalgia has never felt this good
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (or “Episode VIII”, plus one spin off for those who are counting) is finally out in theaters all around Europe, while audience in the US and elsewhere still have to wait a few precious hours. (Edit: this post was written on the first impression I had after watching the movie. […]Read More “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – this is not the movie I was looking for
The latest film in the DC cinematic universe is… disappointing. There isn’t much more I can say. True. It was marked by a troubled production history: Zack Snyder (“Man of Steel”, “Batman vs Superman”) had to abandon the project mid-way for the tragic death of his daughter, and this led Joss Whedon (“The Avengers” and “The […]Read More “Justice League” (2017): a totally forgettable movie that risks nothing, and achieves nothing
The sequel to the cult classic film that has invented Cyberpunk has been out for more than a weekend, and something strange is happening. Critic reviews were incredibly positive from the very beginning, audience response seems generally very high, and yet its box office results are somehow below the expectations, so much that the studio […]Read More “Blade Runner 2049”, a perfect replicant with a beating human heart
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)
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