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Features

Sunday, December 22 2013

The Best International & Indie Films of 2013

Sometimes, you have to travel a bit off the beaten path to find salvation from the onslaught that is the mainstream moviemaking machine.


Reviews

Wednesday, April 23 2014

'The Great Beauty' Is a Magnificent, Sensory-Rich Visual Poem that Pulsates with Life

Rome has mastered a balletic balance in chaotic dichotomy, where ruin and exultation beg for a kind of seduction that only film can provide.


Friday, February 7 2014

‘The Great Beauty’: Artifice About Artifice

There’s little to discover in Paolo Sorrentino’s satiric vision of Rome, except perhaps, that some cities just look better than others while entertaining themselves to hell.


Wednesday, March 13 2013

'This Must Be the Place' Shows It’s Never Too Late to Come of Age

This smart, bemusing film explores themes of maturity and redemption.


Tuesday, May 24 2011

Cannes 2011: 'Elena' and 'This Must Be the Place'

Watching This Must Be the Place, we take delight in the story of a man who refuses to grow up, especially as played by remarkable Sean Penn.


Thursday, December 17 2009

Il Divo

Despite it's disjointed and hard-to-follow plotline, Il Divo offers a breathtakingly complete vision of what a great modern political biopic can look like.


Blogs

Tuesday, December 10 2013

Best Director: Paolo Sorrentino for 'The Great Beauty'

Sorrentino’s camera captures Rome in a way we’ve never seen it onscreen before.


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