Author: Edoardo

What Happened To Monday?

I am going to directly skip the gentle introduction for this movie when one should talk about the cast and the crew. The title is quite clear, and you must have bumped into the trailer if you recently went to movie theatres. If you are interested in these details, just go straight here. There are terrible films, and there are movies that would be gross to catalog as such. However, once outside the theatre you have a definite feeling that something (often not a single detail) did not work. Said without any other spin: we can hardly call this movie...

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Spider-Man: Homecoming

Hi all, cinéphiles! It’s been a little while since this blog sees a critical review about a new movie. The last one was a long and in-depth two-hands critic about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This time it’s an entirely different story because we want to share our very first impressions on a just released movie. The movie is the new chapter — even though technically it’s not what we would call a “reboot” — of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Precisely, it’s the movie coming just after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and whose events tightly bind...

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Now that the new trailer has triggered the beginning of the hype cycle for the upcoming Star Wars episode, we go back and talk about a film that has been much discussed, and in general highly praised by both fans and non-fans of the saga: “Rogue One: a Star Wars Story”, the second installment in the new anthology of Star Wars, after last year’s Episode VII. We met one afternoon with two fans of the saga, but especially two enthusiasts of cinema itself, to talk a bit about the movie, knowing that we could expect an interesting discussion. First...

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Arrival

The idea of a direct encounter with an alien life form is certainly not new, neither to literature, nor to cinema. From The war of the worlds by H. G. Wells, passing through 2001: a space odyssey, Solaris and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Denis Villeneuve, director of Arrival, in telling an hypothetical human contact with an alien population, decides to adopt an off-centre point of view, whose originality owes much to the brilliant idea of the story that inspired the film (we get there in a moment). Villeneuve, the Canadian director of Enemy, Sicario and Prisoners, depicts the...

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La La Land

At his third film as director and screenwriter, Damien Chazelle (born 1985) is back in an exuberant way with a beloved genre to Hollywood and certainly difficult to handle to the present days. It is La la land, a musical to all effects that has had great success and critical acclaim since the preview presentation at the last Venice Film Festival. The story, set in Los Angeles, stars two young people struggling with the realization of their dreams: Sebastian (a Ryan Gosling in a perfect shape) is a jazz pianist, a lover and faithful traditionalist of the genre, recycled...

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