Midsommar (2019)

Director: Ari Aster Starring: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Harper, Will Poulter Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery   “Welcome to Harga, and happy midsummer! It has been ninety years since our last great feast, and it will be ninety years before our next. And what poetry that it’s Read more…

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Director: Howard Hawks Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth, Richard Barthelmess, Thomas Mitchell Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance   “No looking ahead, no tomorrows. Just today.”   On an exotic background, very different from the LA, or NYC one, Howard Hawks brings us this great, dangerous adventure featuring Cary Grant Read more…

Cinema Paradiso (1988)

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore Starring: Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Antonella Attili, Jacques Perrin, Enzo Cannavale Genre: Drama   “Life isn’t like in the movies. Life… is much harder.”   This astonishing story about friendship, cinema, love, and evolution create something I never thought was possible to display on the screen – Read more…

Tombstone – Rashomon (2017)

Director: Alex Cox Starring: Adam Newberry, Eric Schumacher, Jesse Lee Pacheco, Christine Doidge, Richard Anderson Genre: Western   I never thought I’ll see such a unique screenplay in a movie. Documentary, science-fiction, and western contribute to this indie film directed by the well-known British director – Alex Cox (Repo Man, Read more…

The Ninth Gate (1999)

Director: Roman Polanski Starring: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin, Emmanuelle Seigner Genre: Mystery, Thriller   “They form a kind of satanic riddle. Correctly interpreted with the aid of the original text and sufficient inside information, they are reputed to conjure up the Prince of Darkness in person.”   With Read more…

Turbulence (1997)

Director: Robert Butler Starring: Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Brendan Gleeson Genre: Action, Thriller   “That’s it. I’m never flying this airline again”   I watched this movie a couple of nights ago. I wanted an action film without a tricky story. When I saw the action was during the Christmas Read more…

Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Director: Vittorio De Sica Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri, Gino Saltamerenda Genre: Drama   “To eat like them, you’d have to earn a million lira a month.”   Considered by many, one of the best movies of all time, Bicycle Thieves (“Ladri di biciclette”), is an Read more…