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...

A Dangerous Toy

A Dangerous Toy is a film that suffers from the climate of insecurity typical of 1970s’ Italy. The narrative apparatus built by Donati is...

Accattone

Ungrammatical cinematography was a definition that Pasolini himself gave to his cinema, nearer to painting, to Giotto’s and Masaccio’s fields of vision, and to...

San Babila, 8pm: a useless crime

Carlo Lizzani (1922-2013) is a director whose political ideas have never been a secret and, at the same time, he has always produced documentary...

Murder charge for a student

To my son Daniele who is becoming a man Mauro Bolognini (1922-2001) is an amazing and versatile film director. He mainly focused on romantic comedies...

Four times that night (1968)

This is an unusual Mario Bava’s movie (Sanremo, 1914- Rome, 1980) , one of our biggest horror and imaginary author, that is specialized in...

I am mine [Io sono mia]

Sofia Scandurra (Rome, 1937-2014) is a writer, screenwriter and documentary maker. This is her only feature film, which is based on a feminist novel...

Dead Men Ride (1971)

Aldo Florio is not a director specialized in western movies, he doesn’t shoot memorable films, neither does he dramatize masterpieces (among his best works,...

The Scoundrel

The Scoundrel (Gli sposi dell'Anno Secondo - The Married Couple of the Year Two), directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau in 1971, is a very French...

Kreola

Antonio Bonifacio (Cosenza, 1957) is a factotum in the cinema world: actor, scriptwriter and film/ television director – and of few forgettable films. He...

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Claire Loader – Qetesh

            A goddess sits at the end of my bed, visits these nights of waking. Where thoughts run more than fingers, hands wary of the divide. Instead we turn...