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Les chansons d’amour

10 Aug

Julie’s boyfriend Ismaël lives with her; rather than worry about the time he spends with his colleague Alice, Julie invites Alice to join them. The three walk the streets of Paris, party, read, and sleep together. Sometimes it’s lighthearted, sometimes there are jealousies. Then death strikes. In various ways, those left come to terms with the departure and absence of a loved one: showing concern, eating together, attempting new relationships, trying to “be there” for the other. Then, the spirit returns and new commitments are possible. The romantic elements of musical comedy play in contrast to the ambivalence of the lyrics and the story.


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Inglourious Basterds

3 May

In Nazi occupied France, young Jewish refugee Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the slaughter of her family by Colonel Hans Landa. Narrowly escaping with her life, she plots her revenge several years later when German war hero Fredrick Zoller takes a rapid interest in her and arranges an illustrious movie premiere at the theater she now runs. With the promise of every major Nazi officer in attendance, the event catches the attention of the “Basterds”, a group of Jewish-American guerilla soldiers led by the ruthless Lt. Aldo Raine. As the relentless executioners advance and the conspiring young girl’s plans are set in motion, their paths will cross for a fateful evening that will shake the very annals of history.


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9½ Weeks

7 Mar

An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.


Yesterday I watched this movie with my friends to have a laugh and because it’s a so-called ’80 cult movie.

Was it erotic? Yes, probably.
Was it a good movie? No, not really.
Disappointed? Yeah, totally!

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Funny Games

22 Feb

In this English-language remake of a deconstruction in the way violence is portrayed in the media, a family settles into its vacation home, which happens to be the next stop for a pair of young, articulate, white-gloved serial killers on an excursion through the neighborhood.


It’s official! Haneke keeps scaring the hell out of me! Last year I watched “La Pianiste” and I was shocked and now… Funny Games!

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Top 10 Evil Movie Villains

23 Jan

Since I’ve haven’t watched Hannibal or Star Wars they told me I can’t make a real list but… these are my favorite villains!

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Dorian Gray

19 Jan

A naïve young man. A lovelorn artist. A corruptible Lord. A deal with the Devil. It all paints a dark picture of a Victorian London and how the rich and infamous party at their peril. Here, the telling of time and its consequence of experience for life’s treasures’ takes its toll on the body, mind and soul. The haunting and bleak tale of power, greed, vanity and inevitable self-destruction is ever present amongst the deceit, opium dens and sin.


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18 Jan

When his brother is killed in battle, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge’s intentions of driving off the native humanoid “Na’vi” in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na’vi people with the use of an “avatar” identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand – and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora


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The Ugly Truth

25 Dec

In Sacramento, Abby Richter produces a morning news show that’s about to be canceled. To boost ratings, her boss hires Mike Chadway, a local cable call-in host who promotes the ugly truth: sex is the only glue in a relationship, men can’t change, and they only respond to women’s looks. Mike offends Abby’s sensibility: she has a checklist about the perfect man, and she’s found him in her new neighbor, Colin, a hunky doctor. Mike offers to help her reel in Colin if she’ll work with Mike on the show.


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Knocked Up

25 Aug

When Alison Scott is promoted in E! Television, she goes to a night-club to celebrate with her older married sister Debbie. Alison meets the pothead reckless Ben Stone and while having a small talk with Ben, Debbie’s husband Pete calls her to tell that their daughter has chicken pots. Debbie leaves the place but Allison stays with Ben, drinking and dancing along all night; completely wasted, they end up having a one night stand. Ben does not use condom and eight weeks later, Allison discovers that she is pregnant. She calls Ben and they decide to try to stay together and have the baby. However, Ben needs to grow-up first to raise a family of his own.


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23 Aug

In 1987, James Brennan’s dreams of a summer European tour before studying at an Ivy League school in New York City are ruined after his parents have a severe career setback. As a result, James must get a summer job to cover his upcoming expenses at the decrepit local amusement park, Adventureland, where he falls in love with a witty co-worker, Emily Lewin. In that bizarrely shady workplace, the young carnies have unforgettable and painful learning experiences about life, love and trust while James discovers what he truly values.


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Latter Days

19 Aug

Aaron Davis and Christian Markelli are the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a young Elder (or a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family proud and is quite passionate about his religion and film. Christian is a shallow WeHo waiter/party boy who only looks forward to bedding a new guy every night. After Aaron and three other missionaries move into the apartment across from Christian, his friends bet him $50 that he can’t get one of them to jump into the sack, so he instantly latches onto Aaron. There are two problems, though – Christian is falling in love with Aaron and the Mormons are not the biggest fans of the homosexual community. Once Aaron is discovered, the two have to go through trials of regret, loss, perseverance, and forgiveness if they both want to get to the thing that matters to them most: each other.


This film goes straight to my top 20.

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Cashback & Prozac Nation

18 Aug

Two films… two stories… two worlds.

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Hundtricket – The movie (2002)

16 Aug

As I’ve promised on my “project”…

Simon dreams of finding his one true love. Until then, he spends most of his time watching sloppy tearjerkers on video. He also shies away from the shallow young women that he and his friends Micke and Mario meet at bars. But Micke suggests one thing that is a definite babe-magnet: taking a dog out for walks. It’s an instant success for Simon, he meets the delightful Mia who immediately takes a liking to him. But things are not always what they may look like.


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A special goodbye… 10 films for 10 days

2 Aug

Hi readers! I’m going to London tomorrow and I’ll stay there for 10 days… without my computer… But I don’t want you to feel lonely so I’ve prepared a special list just for you! I hope you like it!

Breakfast on Pluto

Delicate and deep.  Patrick “Kitten” Braden is a sweet character living in a fairytale, but unfortunately life is not always pink and romantic. Amazing cast and original plot.

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My top 10… 2 lists for 2 personalities

1 Aug

I’ve tried to make a top 10 of my favourite films but I failed… miserably. The reason is simply, I’m split in two parts:

  1. intellectual young woman that loves art and philosophy
  2. teenager that loves love stories and hot guys

I hope I’m not seriously ill… 🙂

To solve this complex problem there’s just one solution… 2 lists!

MY TOP 10 (first version… the serious one)


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Films VS Books

1 Aug

It’s always nice to know that your favourite book will be turned in a film but when you go to cinema the surprise can be good or bad. Do you want some examples?


I read the book after watching the movie and I have to say that Ang Lee did a wonderful job! It’s definitely one of my favourite movies ever. Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger were perfect. The book was really short, the idea was good but the atmoshere created in the movie was better (I’m probably the one who thinks so…).


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Drugs addiction. The best movies about it.

30 Jul

Last year I watched for the first time a film about drugs addiction (Requiem for a dream) and I decided to start a cinematographic session about this big issue. My mother was really worried about it even if I don’t smoke, drink or take drugs :-). Let’s start from my favourite:


I watched this movie for a banal reason. I love Jared Leto as a singer and after watching Alexander I decided to watch all his movies (and I did it). This film was a real surprise for me. It was the first about this theme that I’ve ever watched and I fell in love with it from the first scene. The photography is particular and the repetitive gestures make you feel alienated just like the characters. The soundtrack is brilliant, it’s tragic and moving thanks to the violins. The cast is amazing and this film really deserved an Oscar.

As you can see in the page “About me” my avatar is an eye… now you understand why!

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Actors & actresses I’ve discovered this year

29 Jul

There are thousands of good actors and actresses all around the world and I want to focus your attention on a few that I’ve discovered this year (mostly in TV series).


I saw him in The Big Bang Theory and his character Sheldon was one of the funniest guy I’ve ever seen on TV. Now he’s currently nominated for an Emmy Award and I really hope he can win because he really deserve it for that performance! I’ve never seen him in other movies but I’m going to do it as soon as I can.

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3 Films I like even if they aren’t so famous

27 Jul

Often people just go to the cinema to watch blockbusters and they don’t know that the world is plenty of thousands good (or even amazing) indipendent films. I’m not a critic so this is just my humble opinion on some good films.


“It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school. Convinced he will fail, he survives the summer organising a beach party, having lustful thoughts about two girls he believes are unobtainable and fending off the advances from a visiting American family friend, all whilst coping with his oddball family.”

It’s not the classic teen movie about adolescence sex & drugs & rock n’ roll but it faces some important issues: ethics linked to religious intolerance and the Irish Question. Moreover the lines quotes James Joyce and Hemingway.

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