RAPINA A MANO ARMATA (THE KILLING, 1956) – di Enrico Ghezzi

2017-12-12T17:45:57-08:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|Tags: , , , |

Sappiamo che Kubrick rifiuta un contratto della stessa casa [la United Artists] per produrre filmetti di seconda serie: non gli interessa arrivare in qualche modo a fare comunque del cinema. In parte, proprio la chiarezza con cui dal suo comportarsi si delinea l’esistenza di un progetto di cinema rende oscuro [...]

BLACK BOOK (2006): INTERVIEW WITH PAUL VERHOEVEN

2017-12-29T12:17:24-08:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, INTERVIEWS|Tags: , , , |

Paul Verhoeven has returned home to Holland for his latest film, Black Book, the harrowing story of a young Jewish woman who finds herself thrown by circumstance into the resistance against the Nazis, where she is asked to pose as a sexy cabaret singer in order to get close to Holland’s head of the SS

THE GODFATHER PART II: FATHERS AND SONS – Review by Pauline Kael

2017-12-12T09:42:17-08:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

Throughout the three hours and twenty minutes of Part II, there are so many moments of epiphany — mysterious, reverberant images, such as the small Vito singing in his cell — that one scarcely has the emotional resources to deal with the experience of this film.

THE SHINING: A NEW DEFINITION FOR “ULTIMATE HORROR” – by Jim Wynorski [Fangoria]

2017-12-12T12:24:34-08:00 December 9th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , |

Both Kubrick and King merit congratulations for making The Shining one of the most overpowering experiences of horror ever committed to celluloid. It manages to treat intangible, elusive subjects—ghosts, demons, spirits and the like—as if they were as real as this morning's headlines.

JUDAH FRIEDLANDER: AMERICA IS THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE UNITED STATES (2017) – Full Transcript

2018-01-08T15:23:44-08:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: COMEDY|Tags: , |

Judah Friedlander’s comedy special mostly pokes fun at American Exceptionalism, U.S. domestic & foreign policy. According to the comedian’s website, “it’s a comedy about racism, sexism, imperialism, climate change, health care, LGBTQ rights, fascism, drones and mass incarceration.”

THIRD DIVE INTO THE OCEAN: ANDREI TARKOVSKY’S ‘THE STALKER’ – Positif review

2017-12-08T11:04:12-08:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

The thaw in the Soviet Union made it possible for new filmmakers, although not without difficulty, to assert their personal vision. The most striking of these was indisputably Andrei Tarkovsky, Emmanuel Carrère discusses the grandeur of Stalker.