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.
“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”
My day-one impressions on the Star Wars spinoff, which is actually a WWII movie. No spoilers (even in comments please).Read More Rogue One, my impressions (no spoilers)
Raise your hand if you don’t know “The Jungle Book” (and then, run and do something about it, seriously). It is an iconic story, probably one of the most well known by young people and adults across several different generations. Since the publication of the book by Rudyard Kipling (which was rather a collection of books) […]Read More The Jungle Book
“How best to describe it?” says Alfred when he sees… *something towards the end*. The same words could apply to the whole movie. It could have been many, many different things. It tries to be some of them. So in the end, does it deliver? In my opinion, yes – almost completely! Directed by Zack Snyder, who […]Read More Batman vs Superman – spoiler free comments
Now that the enthusiasm has cooled down, the questions remains: is Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Episode VII) cool or not? The film has been released on December 2015 and has achieved an impressive number of records (stuff like being the highest grossing movie of 2015). It is now the third highest grossing film of all times, after Avatar […]Read More The Hero’s Journeys in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
“The Revenant” is awe-some. I mean in a literal way: it inspires awe. I wasn’t so sure whether I wanted to watch it or not, because of some mixed reviews I have seen around. But finally I decided: yes, with shameful delay – but in the full glory of IMAX-quality. And? And I am very happy I […]Read More The Revenant – spoiler free comments
Yeah! I am just out from the theatre (in Italy the movie has been released on December 16th, even before the US date, for some obscure – but welcome! – distribution reasons), and here I am trying to put down a few comments. This doesn’t want to be a full review: I am not evaluating the […]Read More THE FORCE AWAKENS: SPOILER FREE COMMENTS