Raphael: the Lord of the Arts

Fourth Art Movie by Sky, Raphael – The Lord of the Arts is the first movie about Raffaello Sanzio. Through docu-film not only about his art but also about his childhood, the impact on his art of his mother death and the love of his life, the daughter of a baker better known as La Fornarina. But…

60th LFF: These Days (Questi Giorni)

These Days (Questi Giorni) is the last movie by Giuseppe Piccioni (listen here our Afternoon Tea interview with him in Italian) presented at the BFI London Film Festival in the session Journey. Loosely based on the unpublished novel “Color Betulla Giovane” by Marta Bertini, These Days is a bittersweet road movie following four young girls in…

I’m not the problem: BETTER OFF SINGLE

Have you ever noticed that “when you’re not in a relationship anyone else is in a happy one?” Don’t shake your head, don’t even try to say “me?!?!, never”….it’s just you and your tablet, iPhone, smartphone…or whatever screen so be honest with yourself and just say …yes, it’s true. Well, it’s with this big doubt…

Let me go: EDITH

Edith is Christian Cooke (Romeo & Juliet, The Art of More, Witches of East End, Love Rosie) directional debut. It is a script based on Ray Robinson’s novel and written by the same novelist. The story is about an old man, Jake, suspicions about his dead wife, Edith, and consequently about the legitimacy of his son. The film…

A love like ours can burn down a city: VICTORIA

nAfter the Young Victoria starring Emily Blunt, we have an even more younger Victoria coming soon on our tv screens and starring, in the role of the magnificent queen the charming Jenna Coleman ( Doctor Who, Me Before You, Captain America). ITV‘s new drama starts in 1837 when, following the death of her uncle, Victoria is slapped…

IMAGINE: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

As everyone knows, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a play written by William Shakespeare for 17 actors…but what happens when you are a small company with 7 actors, no budget, no lights, no sound effects and no design and only that big dream to bring this play on stage at any cost? Well, you have…

Kit Harington, un irriverente Doctor Faustus tra 50 Sfumature e Rock Of Ages

Sangue, escrementi, violenza sessuale e fisica,…sì, al centro della scena c’è John…Snow?!?! No, Faustus. Perché no, non è una puntata del Trono di Spade, bensì il nuovo adattamento teatrale del Doctor Faustus marlowiano. Però ci siete andati vicino perché in scena c’è proprio lui: il ventinovenne londinese Kit Harington. Dimenticate l’epoca elisabettiana e il rapporto…

Don’t let me run: CONTAINMENT

We could reassume the new CW series just in two sentences as the hilarious Italian review Luigi Toto did on his blog: “A mortal virus is killing everyone and you find yourself close in quarantine. Unfortunately is highly contagious so you can’t kiss Chris Wood”. Jokes a part, Containment, is a series you can’t joke…

THE CARETAKER at the Old Vic

Matthew Warchus‘ The Caretaker at the Old Vic is another winning for Kevin Spacey‘s successor. Harold Pinter‘s tragicomedy can also  count three oustanding actors. If Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner, Harry Potter) is not a surprise, Daniel Mays (Dad’s Army, Victor Frankenstein) is a pleasant confirmation. But is the young George MacKay to give a cloying performance…

THE CARETAKER at the Old Vic

Matthew Warchus‘ The Caretaker at the Old Vic is another winning for Kevin Spacey‘s successor. Harold Pinter‘s tragicomedy can also  count three oustanding actors. If Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner, Harry Potter) is not a surprise, Daniel Mays (Dad’s Army, Victor Frankenstein) is a pleasant confirmation. But is the young George MacKay to give a cloying performance…

TFF: Iona

Few years after Shell (2012), writer-director Scott Graham comes back with another touching Scottish drama. Iona is the tale of a single mum (Ruth Negga) returning home with her teenage son Billy, called Bull (an outstanding debut for Ben Gallagher) to take refuge after a violent incident. If the first version of the movie, screened few months…

I’M BACK YOU BASTARDS: The Dressmaker

1951. Tilly Dunnage (a marvellous Kate Winslet), is a talented stylist who after 20 years spent with the most important stylists in London, Milan and Paris comes back to Dungatar, a small village in Australia. Tilly had been forced to leave the small village while still a child, following a tragic event; but now she is…