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“Servo per Due” by and with Pierfrancesco Favino Extraordinary, irresistible, fresh, amusing: Pierfrancesco Favino enchants audiences and critics with his first work as a director at the theater, actor and director from proposing a surprising reinterpretation of Arlecchino’s “The Servant of Two Masters” by Carlo Goldoni adaptation of the play by Richard Bean, “One man,  [ Read More ]

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by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi The author of the ‘Twilight’ franchise, Stephanie Meyer has written the novel ‘The Host,’ adapted on screen by the film-maker from New-Zealand Andrew Niccol. The sci-fi thiller romance reveals a future in which Earth has been occupied by a parasitic alien species that overtakes the human race by controlling their bodies and  [ Read More ]

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By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi What triggers a producer to pick a script amongst heaps of screenplays? This question remains unanswered after viewing ‘The Place Beyond The Pines,’ a movie that makes no sense from start to finish and if it weren’t for Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper, no-one would bother considering it. The plot is  [ Read More ]

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Review by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi The French animation movie created by Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie, is inspired by the true story of 1826, when the first giraffe travelled from Alexandria to Paris. France’s ambassador to Egypt came up with the idea of giving the little giraffe Zarafa as a present from the Pasha to  [ Read More ]

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Beautiful Creatures review by Chiara Spagnoli After obsessive-Twilight-saga years, people have grown a certain allergic reaction to romantic dramas between mortals and supernatural creatures. And yet ‘Beautiful Creatures’ is undoubtably a delightful surprise. The film directed by Richard LaGravenese is based on the New York Times bestselling fantasy young adult novel, written by the girl-power  [ Read More ]

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A Good Day To Die Hard, the review

febbraio - 13 - 2013
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A Good Day To Die Hard review by Chiara Spagnoli “Bang Bang” is what Nancy Sinatra sang in the late 60s and how the 5th Die Hard film would generally add up to: “Bang bang, he shot me down, Bang bang, I hit the ground, Bang bang, that awful sound, Bang bang, my baby shot  [ Read More ]

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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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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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Oren Moverman, an Israeli film-maker, screenwriter and former journalist based in New York City, has presented his last film ‘Rampart’ screened in preview on Isola Tiberina in Rome. The story is set in Los Angeles in 1999. Officer Dave Brown is a Vietnam vet and a Rampart Precinct cop, dedicated to doing ‘the people’s dirty  [ Read More ]

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Michael Fassbender embodies, actually disembodies, Bobby Sands. Steve McQueen chooses to portray, in a very sober and blunt way, the final months of Bobby Sands, the Irish Republican Army activist who protested his treatment at the hands of British prison guards with a hunger strike. The film, produced in 2008, arrives in theatres after the  [ Read More ]

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