BEWARE OF THE BOOK!

Elsa Morante – The Andalusian Shawl

In 1963  at nearly 50 years of age and during a really difficult period of personal crisis in her life,  the writer Elsa Morante...

CAIN'S MOVIE COLLECTION

OcchioPinocchio

Women in Skirts (1991) was a controversial but successful movie. It was the last great box office success by Nuti, even though it aroused...

Cinema Paradiso

Talking nowadays about Cinema Paradiso seems rather useless given that everyone has talked about it, after the Award from the Cannes jury, the Golden...

MAKING MOVIES

Tucker The Man and his Dream

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Big Dreamers Never Sleep In 1945 Preston Tucker, a brilliant inventor, designs an innovative and futuristic car model, destined to outclass anything produced by car companies until that moment. Helped by friends and relatives, he...
Michael Winterbottom

In This World

Some Afghan kids are playing in the muddy refugee camp in Shamshatoo near Peshawar looking at the camera, smiling and making faces. An elderly father has just been informed his son has died and he...

MOVIE BLENDER

BiG HeRO 6

  After his brother dies in an accident, young Hiro inherits his science project - a medical robot named Baymax with a pot belly, no...

THOSE AMAZING RECORDS!

Polular

Cataldo Russo – Courtiers, Court Jesters and Mafia Bosses

Antonio Schifino, a worker in Italy during the seventies, frozen against his will, wakes up 10 years later in a country that has changed...

La califfa aka The Lady Caliph (1970)

La califfa (The Lady Caliph) is Alberto Bevilacqua’s first film. It is based on the director’s third book, published in 1964, a huge bestseller...

Eye of the Cat (Beware of the Buffoon – Attenti al buffone)

  Alberto Bevilacqua (1934 - 2013) was a successful novelist who lent his talents to the cinema as a screenwriter and director of a handful...

William Wall – Alice Falling

Alice cheats on her husband. Alice has sex with a much younger man, a student of philosophy who loves her quoting Kierkegaard and would...

GAS

A gang of young people who go around on a bright red Mercedes kidnap a man coming out from a sex shop and take...

Phish – Billy Breathes

  Writing about music is like dancing about architecture (Martin Mull)   If we give credit to the aphorism of Martin Mull (for years erroneously attributed to Frank...

Clara Arosio – Perspectives and characters in Fruttero’s and Lucentini’s crime novels

  Parallel investigation In this essay, Clara Arosio studies two books – The Sunday Woman (Harcourt Brace, 1973) and A che punto è la notte – ...
Jane’s Addiction Nothing’s Shocking

Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking

Los Angeles, 1987. The Sunset Strip shimmers, swarms to a hybrid beat of pop, metal and glam fashion. Harley Davidsons, fishnet stockings, studs, black...

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