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W.R. Burnett – Conant

Conant is a classic gangster-like thriller that sees a journalist facing a crazy crime organization and that shows some noir moments of undeniable charm. Burnett...

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...

Flora Pezzotti – A Meeting (dialogue)

“Excuse me, madam, may I sit here?” “Please sit down.” “Do you love this opera too?” “I love in particular all operas.” “I've never seen you here.” “I only...

Augusto De Angelis – The Murdered Banker – Six Women and...

In The murdered banker, commissioner Carlo De Vincenzi, a careful investigator of human nature, must exonerate a friend from an overwhelming accusation of murder....

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...

Morrissey – Low in High School

Names such as the Smiths and Morrissey, may say little or nothing to today's listeners, but they are very meaningful to the 80s’ rock...

William Dalrymple – Return of a King

William Dalrymple, an expert on the Indian sub-continent (In India and Delhi are two great books to understand India) takes us to Afghanistan, in...

Erri De Luca – The Opposite of One

"The opposite of one" is a collection of autobiographical stories that opens with a small poem in verses dedicated to the author's mother: because...

Leonardo Sciascia – Black on Black

“The emperor is naked”, the intellectual said Black on Black was published in 1979, when Leonardo Sciascia was already known to the wider public...

Mauro Covacich – The Bride

Seventeen stories of admirable normality This collection of seventeen stories features, among them, attacks perpetrated by an ordinary family man with a passion for...