The inherently exploitative nature of the documentary is explored through a most personal subject: the director’s mother.
Veteran director Marco Bellochio, decades into his career, is still grappling with questions of existentialism: building a sense of order in a world of disorder, through one’s own moral code and logic, however twisted.
Sole has a cold, detached feel which fits its somber narrative, though its overall joyless nature makes it a difficult film to engage and connect with.
Martin Eden’s new interpretation set in early 20th century Italy feels a perfect fit for a tale of optimism, promise, and eventual self-destruction.
Croce e delizia is a warmly charming, and often moving, look at how family dynamics may change but love and compassion will always be at the heart.
Padre Padrone is noteworthy for shining a light on some often-forgotten elements of Italian culture and inequality.
Long after Berlusconi is out of office, Loro will continue to be viewed, studied, and enjoyed, as long as loro (they) are still in power.
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.
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