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Film del giorno: Piccoli affari sporchi - Stephen Frears (2002) - Dimenticato, mai citato e bellissimo

Film del giorno: Piccoli affari sporchi - Stephen Frears (2002) - Dimenticato, mai citato e bellissimo

The Libertine Poster

The Libertine Poster

The Crucible is a solid screen adaptation of Arthur Miller's 1953 play about the virulent Salem Witch trials (a take on the communist witch hunts in the 1940s-50s US), directed by Nicholas Hytner (The Madness of King George) and adapted by Miller himself for which he earned his only Oscar Nomination.

The Crucible is a solid screen adaptation of Arthur Miller's 1953 play about the virulent Salem Witch trials (a take on the communist witch hunts in the 1940s-50s US), directed by Nicholas Hytner (The Madness of King George) and adapted by Miller himself for which he earned his only Oscar Nomination.

The Dresser

The Dresser

The Curious Dr. Humpp was one of the first signs that the carnal upheaval of the psychedelic 60s was getting out of hand in South American filmdom: Better known by its original name, La Venganza Del Sexo is an Argentine (black and white) cult flick that kicks off with a mosaic of virile people making out, smoking grass, performing stripteases, groping each other, getting naked, panting and licking one another and drinking themselves into nothingness.

The Curious Dr. Humpp was one of the first signs that the carnal upheaval of the psychedelic 60s was getting out of hand in South American filmdom: Better known by its original name, La Venganza Del Sexo is an Argentine (black and white) cult flick that kicks off with a mosaic of virile people making out, smoking grass, performing stripteases, groping each other, getting naked, panting and licking one another and drinking themselves into nothingness.

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All About Eve German Poster

Theatre of Blood, 1973, directed by Douglas Hickox.  Starring Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry, Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, Robert Coote, Jack Hawkins, Michael Hordern, Arthur Lowe, Robert Morley, Dennis Price, Milo O'Shea, Eric Sykes and Diana Dors.  Color, 104 min., UK, MGM.

Theatre of Blood, 1973, directed by Douglas Hickox. Starring Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry, Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, Robert Coote, Jack Hawkins, Michael Hordern, Arthur Lowe, Robert Morley, Dennis Price, Milo O'Shea, Eric Sykes and Diana Dors. Color, 104 min., UK, MGM.

Notwithstanding the extraordinary first 20 minutes, the rest of the film drags on turning around the suffering faces of Naomi Watts and family, desperately trying to make us feel empathy for them. Under normal conditions this feeling, will be increased and encouraged by the exceptional situation in which the protagonists are involved, but here the script commits the unforgivable mistake of assuming that a story so huge it can stand up on its own without the help of characters that will live.

Notwithstanding the extraordinary first 20 minutes, the rest of the film drags on turning around the suffering faces of Naomi Watts and family, desperately trying to make us feel empathy for them. Under normal conditions this feeling, will be increased and encouraged by the exceptional situation in which the protagonists are involved, but here the script commits the unforgivable mistake of assuming that a story so huge it can stand up on its own without the help of characters that will live.

Me and Orson Welles Poster

Me and Orson Welles Poster

Inspired by true accounts, this HBO miniseries focuses on a group of fictional characters caught up in the harrowing aftermath of the tsunami that devastated the coast of Thailand two years ago.

Inspired by true accounts, this HBO miniseries focuses on a group of fictional characters caught up in the harrowing aftermath of the tsunami that devastated the coast of Thailand two years ago.

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