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Rich filth: “Suburra” [2015 Italy]

Stefano Sollima, already successful in Italian television, impresses an international audience for the first time, and in no uncertain terms in his second feature film, the gritty crime drama “Suburra”.
The title metaphorically alludes to a seedy quarter of classical Rome … Continue reading

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A brief film review: “Ma che bella sorpresa” [2015 Italy]

Alessandro Genovesi’s comedy-fantasy “Ma che bella sorpresa” [Eng. Title: What a Lovely Surprise!] is one among the many escapist fantasies frequently aimed at a mainstream audience, but for what it is worth, the film does it well.
Set in Naples, the film … Continue reading

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For want of a leg up: “Eva Braun” [2015 Italy]

Simone Scafidi had stated that his latest feature “Eva Braun” was inspired by the Italian sex scandals of the Berlusconi years where political favours and business contracts could apparently be procured for a price.
Scafidi’s not-too-subtle satire picks up a … Continue reading

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A film with heart: “Nessuno si salva da solo” [2015, Italy]

Sergio Castellitto partners once again with his writer-wife Margaret Mazzantani to create an evocative portrait of modern marriage in his latest drama, “Nessuno si salva da solo” [Eng. Trans: You Can’t Save Yourself Alone].
Estranged couple Gaetano (Ricardo Scamarcio) and … Continue reading

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Alberto Lattuada’s “Oh, Serafina!” [1976 Italy]

If it’s time to indulge in some guilty-pleasure, what better way than revisiting the seventies. The decade – in Europe, America, and almost certainly worldwide, had a pop-culture that is now officially described as ‘classy’, where artists began to … Continue reading

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