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  • PlayTime



    Playtime is the living example that a movie can be both funny and aesthetically gorgeous. Is a film that truly speaks by pictures and environmental juxtapositions.
    I loved every second of it. I laughed during every second of it. It was so simple and pristine, yet so layered and unexpected.
    Sometimes the slapstick bits got me after a few seconds, because some are so subtle that you won’t even notice them right away.

    This was my first Tati. I must say it was a marvelous start. Now I want more!

  • Come and See

    Come and See


    Come and See was an amazing achievement not only for soviet cinema, but for industry itself.
    The usage of stadycam supported by zoom lenses makes the spectator delve into the atrocities of war and the thin line between what is right and what is wrong.

    How far anger can take the human mind? And what can become a vengeful mind if not the enemy it despises so much?
    Klimov's masterful feature film dives right into these themes, and it does…

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  • Complexes



    Three episodes, all with their merits, but the Franco Rossi's one was just on another level. The heart of the whole movie (and not only because it is the middle one).
    Every second of it represents what I really like about italian comedy, "commedia all'italiana": fun at the service of the shot (and vice versa), a deep and acknowledged insight on the boom society, a bit of melancholia and Ugo Tognazzi.

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea


    I felt like if someone was telling me a joke and then, straight out of nowhere, he punched me right in the face.

    Devastating, ironical, very cynical, but the overall experience didn't really make me feel completely engaged.

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  • His Secret Life

    His Secret Life


    I know I should not focus on single details, but that crashing scene...

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai


    Finally got the chance to see this movie. It was a challenge to find a copy. After several months of waiting, I've managed to get an italian blu-ray edition of this.

    I can confirm what almost every cinephile said about Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. It is a brilliant movie, with a mastery of shadows, lights and camera works extremely captivating for its years.