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The rebirth of classic-giallo: “Tulpa” [2012 Italy]

www.simplesharebuttons.com Pop-musician and film-maker Federico Zampaglione has succeeded in making a full-blooded giallo in the classic tradition of Fulci and Argento with his latest horror-thriller, “Tulpa – Perdizioni mortali” [Eng. Title: Tulpa] – it comes complete with the Fedora hat … Continue reading

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La Dolce Vita brought up-to-date: “La grande bellezza” [2013 Italy]

www.simplesharebuttons.com The post’s title appears misleading, but it’s not entirely off the mark. Director Paolo Sorrentino may not have set-out to reinterpret a Fellini masterpiece through his “La grande bellezza” [Eng. Title: The Great Beauty], but there are striking similarities … Continue reading

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Moral dilemma for an angel of mercy: “Miele” [2013 Italy, France]

www.simplesharebuttons.com Well known Italian actress Valeria Golino makes an assured directorial début through her slick and stylish drama “Miele” [Eng. Title: Honey]. Co-produced by her partner and actor Riccardo Scamarcio, the film looks at the controversial topic of euthanasia and … Continue reading

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A brief review: Cosimo e Nicole [2012 Italy]

www.simplesharebuttons.com Francesco Amato’s second full-length feature, “Cosimo e Nicole” is about a love affair between a French girl and an Italian boy that begins in the port city of Genoa during the 2011 G8 summit.
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The secret to immortality: “Ci vediamo domani” [2013 Italy]

www.simplesharebuttons.com Agreed – Andrea Zaccariello’s gentle comedy “Ci vediamo domani” [Eng. Trans: See you tomorrow] was never intended to be anything more than that, but I suspect he might have missed an opportunity here. Because the film touches on issues … Continue reading

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