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Reviews

Tuesday, May 29 2012

Cannes 2012: 'Reality' + 'In the Fog'

Matteo Garrone's Reality, awarded the Grand Prix at Cannes, critiques today's fascination with reality television. To its credit, the film does so without resorting to an easy contrast between good traditional Italian and bad global media culture.


Thursday, February 4 2010

Gomorrah

The typical gangster film is turned on its ear; unlike its biblical namesake, no God passes judgment here.


Sunday, February 22 2009

Gomorrah (Gomorra)

As much as the victims and aggressors in Naples mafia movie Gomorrah seek to repress consequences of gangsterism, they are, of course embodying them.


Thursday, July 31 2003

The Embalmer (L' Imbalsamatore) (2002)

It is wonderfully indirect; it paints a complicated psychological landscape but doesn't make any of it explicit.


Blogs

Thursday, December 18 2008

'Gomorrah' Gives the Mafia a New, Nastier Look

It's all Hollywood's fault. As far back as the earliest days of the cinematic artform, gangsters and mobsters have been romanticized into outsized figures of


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