Monday, December 5, 2016

Casa Nostra Abroad Ep 3

After several months here is the third episode of Casa Nostra Abroad, with new entries, new musicians and new (or old) businesses! Click the button for English subtitles
Dopo parecchi mesi la terza puntata di Casa Nostra Abroad, con new entries, nuovi musicisti e nuovi (o vecchi) business!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Casa Nostra Abroad

This Web Series is about a certain type of Italians who live in Dublin, Ireland...

Chi sono questi italiani che vivono a Dublino?

Saturday, March 5, 2016

How to evaluate Films

Don't take it persona and don't get offended!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

''THE REVENANT" review

It’s hard to evaluate a film where I liked a lot of aspects but still it did not convince me in its entirety.
It’s not the first time a thing like that happens with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.
Trying to perform an ''objective'' analysis I can say:

1) The photography is simply amazing.
2) The direction is always a high level one when it comes to Iñárritu. Here he does not propose a (fake) global sequence-shot like in Birdman but he alternates masterful long-takes with intense close-ups, confirming his great talent
3) The editing is remarkable
4) The acting (which hardly ever interests me) is excellent, especially the antagonist (Tom Hardy) works fine, so when you have a good antagonist and a protagonist as DiCaprio (at his best) the job can’t help being good
5) The plot proposes many issues, all meaningful (father-son relationship, racism, violated rights of Native Americans, the struggle for survival, Nature, solidarity between ethnic groups in conflict, revenge), perhaps too many to be condensed into a two and a half hour film.

I think what works the least is that Iñárritu’s directing style does not go hand in hand with the narration: they are not symbiotic and you can perceive the dystonia.
To give an example in order to understand you can think of Audioslave: an extraordinary guitarist (Tom Morello) and a terrific singer (Chris Cornell) have never really worked out as a group, never reaching the level of RATM or Soundgarden anyway.
It is therefore a missed masterpiece, but it works just fine at a movie theatre