Movie reviews

Le Notti di Cabiria (1957) Giulietta Masina

Le notti di Cabiria (1957) | Recensione di Guido Aristarco

Che posto viene a occupare Le notti di Cabiria nella prospettiva odierna del cinema italiano, e nell’opera di Fellini, in quel capitolo che possiamo chiamare, in termini letterari e per certi aspetti, Da Zola (e Balzac) a Chateaubriand?

Aliens (1986)

Aliens (1986) | Review by Pauline Kael

Aliens is a very big “Boo!” movie. Long and visually repetitious, this sci-fi action-horror film is scaled to be an epic, and it’s certainly getting epic reviews.

Yellow Submarine (1968) | Review by Pauline Kael

No doubt we can all do with less threat and less stress in the environment, and yet there’s something depressing about seeing yesterday’s outlaw idols of the teen-agers become a quartet of Pollyannas for the wholesome family trade.

Bed and Board - Domicile conjugal (1970)

Bed and Board (1970) | Review by Pauline Kael

As this series of Antoine Doinel films has gone on, Truffaut has had less and less to say about his once semi-autobiographical hero, and Jean-Pierre Léaud, who has played Antoine since The 400 Blows, has grown away from the role.

Promise at Dawn (1970 film)

Promise at Dawn (1970) | Review by Pauline Kael

Promise at Dawn starts from a clever commercial premise: to use Romain Gary’s autobiographical memoir for an anti-Freudian movie — a hero celebrating the memory of his wild, wonderful Jewish mother.

Beau Is Afraid (2023)

Beau Is Afraid (2023) | Transcript

Following the sudden death of his mother, a mild-mannered but anxiety-ridden man confronts his darkest fears as he embarks on an epic, Kafkaesque odyssey back home.

Killers of the Flower Moon - Robert De Niro and Jesse Plemons

Killers of the Flower Moon (2023) | Recensioni

Recensioni italiane di “Killers of the Flower Moon”, il film del 2023 diretto da Martin Scorsese. La pellicola è l’adattamento cinematografico del romanzo “Gli assassini della terra rossa” scritto da David Grann, a sua volta tratto da fatti realmente accaduti.

The Big Chill

The Big Chill (1983) | Review by Pauline Kael

Anyone who believes himself to have been a revolutionary or a deeply committed radical during his student-demonstration days in the late sixties is likely to find The Big Chill despicable.