Gabriele Niola

Gabriele Niola

Film critic @ Wired, Esquire, Badtaste
Italy correspondent @ Screen International

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  • Maternal



    There at the end finally the emotion we've been waiting for the whole movie. What took It so long??

  • Corpus Christi

    Corpus Christi


    There's the idea that the ecclesiastic environment, especially in its lowest ranks, is violence. Yet the movie never fully embraces It. It lingers but never gains momentum.
    The movie Is good but It suggestes a Better One that exists only in my head.

Popular reviews

  • Stowaway



    Definitely not what i was expecting. It never stops surprising by not taking the path expected from a sci-fi movie set in space with that title. And it does it by not moving that much, keeping an amazing slow pace, never rushing, never shouting, never pushing on pathos but on the contrary applying a refreshing restrain and understatement. It could've been european if it wasn't so american.

  • The Father

    The Father


    Having alzheimer Is like living in a David Lynch film, except For the 1950s tunes