“Stardust” (2007) is an interesting mix between a spectacular Hollywood movie and a steampunk fairy tale. This is my detailed analysis of its narrative arc and characters, plus some notes on the differences between the film and the original book.Read More “Stardust” (2007) – a Victorian fairy tale and a spectacular quest for self-love
Following the stages of the “Hero’s Journey”, here is a very detailed script, film and character analysis of David Fincher’s 1999 cult movie. If you loved “Fight Club”, this is for you!Read More “Fight Club” (1999) – to hell and back, and a Hero’s Journey into insanity
Very detailed character and script analysis of the 1985 movie by Robert Zemeckis. The wonderful intertwined 3 character arcs, a masterpiece ending, how did it become such a classic, and did it age well? Read to find out.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)