Tag Archives: italy

Inferno (2016): “Seek, and find.”

Infer-nope. Inferno (2016), directed by Ron Howard, is the third film based on Dan Brown’s original novels about the adventures of renowned/fictitious Harvard professor and symbologist, Robert Langdon. The film’s synopsis is as follows: When Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity […]

Blindspot 2016: Roma (1972)

Frederico Fellini’s Roma (1972) is the kind of film that makes you want to travel to the magnificent city of Rome immediately and just sit and people-watch. Both a criticism and a celebration of Rome and its people, Roma‘s synopsis is as follows: A fluid, unconnected and sometimes chaotic procession of scenes detailing the various […]

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 […]

“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 […]