On this episode, we're discussing Luchino Visconti's Death in Venice (1971) with special guest and Visconti aficionado Jon Laubinger (Film Baby Film, The 25th Frame Media)! We go into the film's themes of beauty, art, and decay, as well as how setting and geography fit into this dark tale. Jon also shares great insight around how Death … Continue reading Episode #02: Death in Venice
Paul Haggis's Crash (2004) was well-received upon its release. It has a 74% on Rotten Tomatoes, was Roger Ebert's favorite film of the year, earned the SAG award for Best Ensemble, won several Best Original Screenplay awards (including the Writers Guild prize and Academy Award), and (most notoriously) won Best Picture at the 2005 Academy Awards. … Continue reading Oscars Controversies: In Defense of “Crash” (2004)
As lumpy as its parts may be, the whole of Carosello Napoletano is a colorful, thought-provoking, and touching look at the eternal spirit of Naples.
I'm sorry for the pun. But "Bohemian Rhapsody" might work better if you don't watch it as a normal movie.
Roma is a story of how someone can be shunned, abused, all but forgotten from society, and be the strongest and most compassionate person of all.
I'm excited to announce a new project! I'm joining the podcast game with Cinema Italiano, a podcast dedicated to the Italian experience as told by film. More details and information coming soon, and can't wait to explore the world of Italian cinema together with all of you! This episode features the following music excerpts: … Continue reading Episode #01: Ciao, Amici!
Look at the old girl now, fellas.