Tag Archives: Italian

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

“Within a budding grove, the girls think but of love. Hear the radio, drinking tea and to hell with being free. They’ve no idea the bourgeoisie has never hesitated to kill its children.” I thought it would be a while … Continue reading

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Cinema Paradiso (1988)

“Life isn’t like in the movies. Life is much harder.” The last few months have been strong, with another magnificent film. Cinema Paradiso feels like the heartwarming classic they’d show on movie day in a middle school classroom. It’s very conventional; how … Continue reading

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Suspiria (1977)

“Bad luck isn’t brought by broken mirrors, but by broken minds.” I’ve begun a new policy when watching movies: no trailers (to the best of my ability), and no Rotten Tomatoes. So far, it’s been great. I felt something I … Continue reading

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Eyes Without A Face (1960)

“My face frightens me. My mask frightens me even more.” The uncanny valley is a powerful tool, one that I wouldn’t mind seeing explored a bit more in the horror genre. For me, the most unsettling figures have never been … Continue reading

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Blowup (1966) 

“Nothing like a little disaster for sorting things out.”  Michelangelo Antonioni – Wikipedia says he’s one of Italy’s most acclaimed directors who “redefined the concept of narrative cinema.” I hold the opinion of Wikipedia editors higher than any other, so … Continue reading

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