Articles tagged italy

‘Buddy Goes West’ Is an Unambitious Bud Spencer Comedy With an Excellent Morricone Score

Buddy Goes West is an unsophisticated comedy, but sometimes an easy and fun viewing is exactly what you want.

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Ludovico Einaudi: Taranta Project

Classical and electronic Italian music meet African beats and Turkish melodies.

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Levante Rising: From Barista to International Pop Star

The Italian singer-songwriter captured the national mood in her breakout single. With a new album and US tour dates, she's about to go international.

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Cinema Made in Italy, March 5th - March 9th 2015, Ciné Lumière, London

Mob comedies, reflective looks at wartime, and the Italian financial crisis are all under the gaze of the cameras at the Cinema Made in Italy season.

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‘For a Few Dollars More’ Is a Rare Sequel That Is Superior to the Classic It Follows

The archetype of the spaghetti western finds its truest expression in this essential film from Sergio Leone.

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Dreadbeat: Italian Rapper Luche’s “Chi Non Dimentica”

Italian rapper Luche ratchets up the dread on the martial beats of "Chi Non Dimentica".

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In a Funk: Nemi’s “Quello Che Mi Resta”

Italy's young upstart offers up a smooth, funk-infused groove on "Quello Che Mi Resta", a pensive hip-hop number that strolls rather than swaggers.

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17 Aug 2011 // 9:57 PM

Benny Benassi: Electroman

No number of star guest appearances can save the Italian DJ and producer's new record from the mediocrity of its fundamentals.

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21 Apr 2011 // 9:57 PM

Mamuthones: Mamuthones

Italy's Mamuthones, which includes members of psych-rock band Jennifer Gentle, releases a less than inviting, self-titled third albm.

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Botticelli, Sandwiches Outside and Dreams of Bradbury’s ‘Dandelion Wine’

Boxed in by bandage-colored cubicle walls in downtown Manhattan, my thoughts drift to sweet days in Florence and Rome, and to lines in Ray Bradbury’s ‘Dandelion Wine’.

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‘Amarcord’: What Evil Lurks Beneath the Absurd Surface

Federico Felleni's remembering makes for a combined dream, a whitewashed history, and a striking portrait of a small Italian town during the rise of Fascism.

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‘The American’ Is a Thoughtful, Deceptively Spare Work Rife with Political Intrigues

Jack is hardly the protypical "Ugly American", but he is an "American", with all that that signifies to the skeptical Left.

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‘Girl by the Lake’: An Excellent Premise for a Classic Detective Story

Andrea Molaioli displays the confidence of a veteran filmmaker and lets the story play out without resorting to overly clever techniques.

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16 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Why, Spike, Why?

For all of Spike Lee's status as the eternal Young Turk, he's also a moviemaker who came of age just a few years after the brat pack of Spielberg, Scorsese, de Palma, et al.

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Franco Godi and Corrado Tringali: La Linea OST

The music on both of these albums was written to accompany Italian cartoons. There are musical stings, zingy trumpets, singalong nonsense lyrics like, “Ba da

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15 Oct 2007 // 10:59 PM

The Day of Battle by Rick Atkinson

Relying on military histories and documents, the private letters and diaries of generals and front-line soldiers, news accounts and interviews, Atkinson creates a seamless, stunning narrative that is the equal of An Army at Dawn.

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11 Oct 2007 // 10:59 PM

Garibaldi: Citizen of the World by Alfonso Scirocco

These two major new studies assess the most famous Italian of the 19th century, who once was, according to Englishman Philip Gilbert Hamerton in 1870, "the most famous man on the planet."

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27 Sep 2007 // 10:58 PM

Vivaldis Virgins by Barbara Quick

What Quick has produced is an unwieldy mix of romance novel and character study, the latter standing out vividly, like Technicolor footage in a black-and-white film.

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19 Sep 2007 // 4:56 AM

ROME—Beppe Grillo usually leaves `em laughing. But the mop-haired comedian’s latest ribald attack on the political elite in Italy—a Web-based, hip-hop campaign

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17 Jul 2007 // 11:01 PM

Putumayo: Women of the World

Despite the different springs feeding into these women's inspirational homes, the album is successful at uniting these unique, accomplished musicians.

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