Gangster Squad, the review

febbraio - 19 - 2013
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“Gangster Squad“ Review by ChiaraSpagnoli If you’re in the mood for a guilty pleasure Ruben Fleisher’s film will be just your cup of tea! ‘Gangster Squad’ projects the viewer in 1949’s Los Angeles. The city of angels is tackling with the ruthless mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). But his entire racket will have to  [ Read More ]

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“Playing the Building” by David Byrne is a sound installation in which the infrastructure, the physical plant of the building, is converted into a giant musical instrument. Devices are attached to the building structure — to the metal beams and pillars, the heating pipes, the water pipes — and are used to make these things  [ Read More ]

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In 1991, Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho and its central performance by River Phoenix had an enormous cultural impact, not least on a budding young actor named James Franco. Now Franco, following his celebrated performance in Van Sant’s Milk, returns the favour. As part of his ongoing visual-art practice, he has collaborated with  [ Read More ]

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In a terrific performance for the new lighting of the central streets of the city of Vicenza, and the Palladian Basilica too, Maestro Ennio Morricone has fascinated the public in his amazing show at the Vicenza City Theatre, last Sunday, offering with his over 150 elements orchestra (Roma Sinfonietta, , Nuovo coro Lirico Sinfonico Romano,  [ Read More ]

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Opening the Toronto kermesse with their documentary “From The Sky Down”, by Award Winner Director Davis Guggenheim, Bono and The Edge have presented their carrier in a long-movie essay on music life of one of the most influential bands of the last 20 years, U2. From the album “Achtung Baby” dated 20 years ago, the  [ Read More ]

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Some extracts from Cannes 2011 Festival winners’ speeches Maryna Vroda (Short Film Palme d’or for Cross): “When I got to Cannes, I couldn´t sleep. Then I made a decision. Whatever happens, I said to myself, award or no award, I´m going to carry on making films.” Wannes Destoop (Short Film Jury Prize for Badpakje 46):  [ Read More ]

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Sean Penn: “Paolo has magic hands when filming.” The Italian director Paolo Sorrentino came to present This Must Be The Place, his latest film selected In Competition, accompanied by the actor Sean Penn, who plays Cheyenne, the film’s principal character. Selected extracts. Sean Penn on the beginnings of this collaboration with Paolo Sorrentino: “We met at  [ Read More ]

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The actors Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain attended the Press Conference for Terrence Malik’s latest flim, The Tree of Life, accompanied by the film’s four producers: Sarah Green, Dede Gardner, Bill Pohlad et Grant Hill.  Brad Pitt on the film: “It would take many days to explain the film’s creative process. The screenplay was wonderfully  [ Read More ]

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From http://www.festival-cannes.com : Gus Van Sant opens Un Certain Regard with a movie dedicated to youth and love. Restless is the fifth feature film by the US film-maker to appear in the Official Selection. His movie Elephant won the Palme d’or in 2003. His new film relates a tale of young love that is graceful  [ Read More ]

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2008 Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival - Day 3

Pearl Jam’s leader, Eddie Vedder, is ready to release his new solo album, “Ukulele Songs”. It’ll be a collection of other artists’ songs covered with ukulele by Mr.Vedder and many musicians, like Cat Power, featuring on “Tonight You Belong To Me”. The album features also Mamas & Papas’”Dream A Little Dream Of Me” and Pearl  [ Read More ]

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