Archive for gennaio, 2013

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The Impossible movie review by Chiara Spagnoli The acclaimed Spanish horror-film director, Juan Antonio Bayona, has released an outstanding dramatic masterpiece, based on the true story of Maria Belón who lived, with her husband Enrique and three sons Lucas, Simon, and Tomas, the experience of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Maria is portrayed by Naomi  [ Read More ]

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Berlinale 2013: International Jury With WONG Kar Wai serving as Jury President, the International Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the 2013 Berlinale Competition. The other members of the International Jury will be Susanne Bier, Andreas Dresen, Ellen Kuras, Shirin Neshat, Tim Robbins and Athina Rachel Tsangari. Chinese  [ Read More ]

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The Last Stand, the review

gennaio - 26 - 2013
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The Last Stand The review by Chiara Spagnoli   The governor is back on the silver screen! Indeed ‘The Terminator’, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who had taken time off from film-making to dedicate himself to taking care of the State of California, having concluded his mandate as governor, has returned to his acting career.   The South-Korean  [ Read More ]

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RIDI-CUL by Silvana Soffia In the beginning there was the Man, and we all saw that Men’s fashion was good. There used to be no confusion between what a guy should wear and what he actually wore – thumbs down for handbags, strass shirts, pedal pushers (unless you’re a real fisherman), leggings, skirts (except of  [ Read More ]

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Looper, the review

gennaio - 23 - 2013
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Looper by Chiara Spagnoli Have you ever asked yourself “if only I could turn back time?” The new American science-fiction film written and directed by Rian Johnson actually deals with the topic of time travel. In a futuristic gangland in the year 2044, 25-year-old Joseph Simmons (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), is a ‘looper’, i.e. a professional hit  [ Read More ]

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Silver Linings Playbook, the review

gennaio - 23 - 2013
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Silver Linings Playbook When two negatives make a positive By Chiara Spagnoli Every cloud has a silver lining just as every distortion has the potential to be fixed by love. This is essentially what the feature film directed by David Owen Russell, starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, is all about. ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ is  [ Read More ]

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Film producers who are looking for exciting literary material for the screen should be in their element at “Books at Berlinale” on February 12, 2013. Ten novels that might make good movies will be presented at this year’s “Books at Berlinale” within the scope of the Berlinale Co-Production Market. At the breakfast following the pitch,  [ Read More ]

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Quartet the movie review by Chiara Spagnoli We are accustomed to seeing Mr Dustin Hoffman in front of the camera ever since he played the young Benjamin Braddock seduced by the sensuous Anne Bancroft-Mrs Robinson in ‘The Graduate’. Today at age 75, Hoffman has decided to step behind the camera for his directorial debut in  [ Read More ]

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Warm Bodies by Chiara Spagnoli In the past few years we’ve been sucked up in the realm of vampire love stories: pathos, blood, pretentiousness, all elements that produced the audience’s exasperation. This time the Transylvanians get substituted by a funny new twist on a classic love story between dead and alive, between cold bodies and  [ Read More ]

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                  “Hip Hop Hassid” by Francesca Pagani by Chiara Spagnoli Shneur Hasofer has chosen DeScribe as nome de plume. He’s a very unique artist as he’s probably the only known rapper to be Jewish. The Hasidic performer lives in Brooklyn, combining his music with his spiritual call,  [ Read More ]

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