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Blindspot 2016: L’Avventura (1960)

The first of director Michelangelo Antonioni’s trilogy regarding modern love and its discontents, L’Avventura (1960) is a story about a strange kind of grief after a mysterious disappearance, a story of an anxious and disenchanted society, and a story of love lost and found in an unlikely place. Its synopsis is as follows: A group […]

Blindspot 2016: The Witches (1967)

I usually save the weirdest films for earlier on in my Blindspot series posts, and this film is no exception. The Witches (1967), also known in its native Italian as┬áLe Streghe, is presented by Dino de Laurentiis. It is a film composed of five short films within, each by a different director. The films-within-films are […]

Suspiria (1977): “Do you know anything about… witches?”

Sometimes all you need in your film-watching life is a cheesy and gory horror film by a classic Italian director. Suspiria (1977) was directed by Dario Argento and is one of the staples of the giallo genre – defined as a murder mystery style of film, generally Italian-made, which contains a lot of blood, guts, […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: The Great Beauty (2013)

Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty (2013) follows the daily and nightly life of Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo), an infamous socialite living in Rome. In his 20s, Jep moved to Rome and wrote an extremely successful novella, which he has lived off ever since. Now, aged 65, the emperor of Rome’s nightlife, he comes face to […]