Category Archives: The Arts

Movies, books, music: my soul food not to fall into oblivion.

Loro, the movie. Money for nothing and chicks for free. The immoral majority’s and Berlusconi’s philosophy


Loro 1, Loro 2, regia Paolo Sorrentino, 2018 “What did you expect: to be the richest man in the country, become prime minister and be madly loved by everyone too?” “Yes, that’s exactly what I expected.”   I approached this two instalment movie with a certain apprehension. In Il Divo (2008), Sorrentino portrayed Giulio Andreotti…

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Articoli (riviste e magazines)

GO WEST, YOUNG MAN!Il mito della wilderness e dell’American Sublime (Corriere UTE, Ott. 2022)   MUSICA E CULTURA AMERICANA – APPROCCIO INTEGRATOBorn analogic / digitally remastered: didattica integrata (La città educativa, maggio 2022)   PEDAGOGIA INTEGRATABorn analogic / digitally remastered: uso dei media nella didattica delle lingue e della letteratura (Bacca di lauro, luglio 2022)…

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Film reviews in English 2021-23


IL SOL DELL’AVVENIRE RAPITO Kidnapped review – Marco Bellocchio’s antisemitism drama is a classic in the making  STONEBREAKERS per cercare di capire le ragioni seminali del movimento black lives matter, della furia iconoclasta verso le statue di Colombo e l’annosa questione dello sterminio della comunità indiana d’America THE MARCH ON ROME a documentary essay…

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Dylan 80

Homage to Bob Dylan – the man in me. Omaggio a Bob Dylan – l’uomo in me. I don’t’ know how it happened, we were just kids, late teenagers attending high school, running wild in the early seventies still roaring with the rebelliousness and the political fights of the previous decade. As for the Folk…

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Perry Mason 2020: tough guy lawyer of the thirties

Perry Mason 2020, TV series, season 1, 8 episodes, Sky Atlantic on-demand/box set. As soon as we decided to start an English language film review section for our school, cinemas closed down. Not to give up hope, let’s try again with new quality TV series, the only features we can watch in our forced ‘stay…

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My movies 2020 – David Copperfield: likable adaptation of Dickens’ evergreen

  [English text (653 words) with audio +  translation in Italian  + video review in Italian / / Traduzione italiana dopo il testo originale e videorecensione]   click below to listen to the reading of the text After my tumultuous return to the movies with the fast-paced action thriller Tenet, my second screening took me back…

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My movies 2020 – Tenet


Tenet di C. Nolan – Supereroe alla 007 in un mondo fantascientifico: un gioco di specchi temporale che si rivela solo fine a se stesso Sono vogliosamente tornato al cinema dopo mesi di astinenza a vedere il primo film post Covid: quale amante della migliore tradizione hollywoodiana, del poliziesco d’azione e della science-fiction pensavo che…

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Film reviews in English 2020

Non c’è fine agli effetti collaterali del capitalismo post-moderno. Quando andrà in pensione, signor Loach, sicuramente ci mancherà Director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty have come storming back to Cannes with another tactlessly passionate bulletin from the heart of modern Britain, the land of zero-hours vassalage and service-economy serfdom – a film in the…

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Film reviews in English 2019

  [CLICK IMAGE FOR ARTICLE]   Sorry Mr P. Bradshaw, but The Irishman is definitively not Martin Scorsese’s finest film for 30 years. It is a kind of Goodfellas part 2, same narrative technique, use of soundtrack, voice-over, multiple timeline narration and flashbacks. Same actors, looking sometimes like a pantomime of themselves: making them younger by computer…

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My movies 2019: Adults in the Room, the film: epic battle against the troika


This post is part of My Movies 2019: reviews, thoughts, impressions, links, suggestions from a movie lover and of Erosion of Democracy in Europe Varoufakis sparked one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in recent political history when, as finance minister of Greece of a radical government, he attempted to re-negotiate his country’s relationship with…

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