Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Life Is Beautiful
An unforgettable fable that proves love, family and imagination conquer all.
A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.
Buttons and soap out of people? That'll be the day! Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!
That shit ain't funny.
It helps if you pretend that Roberto Benigni's character is actually insane. It makes it a little more tolerable when he's laughing and joking upon first laying eyes on the concentration camp where he'll be imprisoned. Unfortunately for the film, he's not insane. He's perfectly sane. He understands full and well that he will almost certainly never come out alive of the camp. It's really quite insulting what is done here, where the Holocaust, perhaps the greatest atrocity ever committed against humanity, is played out as a big joke. Sure, the filmmakers seem to have all the facts, but for some sick reason, they can't…
What starts off as another Benigni physical comedy soon turns into one of the funniest yet harrowing tales of the holocaust.
For the first half hour, Benigni plays a poor jewish waiter who falls in love with a richer woman, Dora (Nicoletta Braschi), who he starts to woo constantly.
This part of the film sets the setting, with the nazis and facists growing in power in Italy. This part sets the entire tone and time period of the film.
This part is really funny. I always enjoyed watching Benigni and his high energy comedy. Anyone who watched his roles in Jarmusch's films (Down by Law, Night on Earth) will know his physical comedy sense.
Sort of a Chaplin like, with…
This is a simple story... but not an easy one to tell.
Well it took me 14 years but I finally watched it. It was one of those films that was so overly hyped that I'm sure if I had watched it in 1998 I would have loathed it before the first subtitle appeared on the screen.
The first half of the film serves as a pure comedy in the vein of a Charlie Chaplin film. Roberto Benigni looks nothing like Chaplin facially but he seems to embody him in spirit. I didn't think I would like a broad comedy like this, but I did because the characters are so endearing.
While the first half is pure comedy, it also…
"You can lose all your points for any one of three things. One: If you cry. Two: If you ask to see your mother. Three: If you're hungry and ask for a snack! Forget it!"
A bold and daring piece of cinematic work, Roberto Benigni's Life is Beautiful happens to be one of the most extraordinary films of its decade whilst also being one of the more overlooked. Often criticized as being unbelievable and working too hard as a means of functioning as a comedy, the truth to Life is Beautiful is that its a beautiful, hilarious and touching film set in the confines of Nazi occupied concentration camps during an unnerving time period. Benigni assumes the role…
Life Is Beautiful is a remarkable story about love that fantastically sugar-coats the horror of Holocaust with Roberto Benigni’s (here served as the writer, director, and actor) fresh and hilarious comedy. Just to briefly compare the ambiance of Holocaust described in “Schindler’s List” with the one portrayed here, this film really repressed the frightening experience of the Jews as not so frightening, it’s like playing joke with The Death because Guido (Benigni) awesomely portrayed such a horrific subject as a comedy. The entire film is divided into two acts, love (his love and admiration towards Dora (Nicoltette Bruschi, real-life wife of Benigni), and the Holocaust camp experienced by Guido, Dora and Joshua. I admire Guido even more as he tries…
I realise that there's a lot of mixed thoughts on Roberto Benigni's Life Is beautiful which is understandable regarding the goofiness in the film when regarding it's tragic and dark nature of the second half. It personally won me over and worked for me just perfectly, anyway it's set in Italy in the 30's and follows the life of a Book keeper named Guido (Roberto Benigni) who has Jewish in him. He's a real charmer and towards the start of the film a woman just happens to fall into his arms more then once named Dora, she's planning to get married to a man that isn't fond of Guido but her and Guido soon connect. Guido lives his life in…
Roberto Benigni's La vita è bella is two different films. I absolutely loved the first one, and though I liked the second, it wasn't near as good as the first. The first movie takes place during the first half and it was an extremely sweet, funny, and beautiful romantic comedy. Benigni's performance was wonderful and Nicoletta Braschi was adorable. Their chemistry was fantastic and the score was also a work of art. Most people who love this film seem to forget about the first half at all.
During the second half, the second film was unfolded and it took place in a concentration camp; this film offers a tad excessively lighthearted depiction of something truly horrid, the Holocaust. Yet, the…
Life is beautiful. Life is horrible. This has it all. Perfectissimo!
A pleasant film ultimately about a very unpleasant subject. Very entertaining, heartfelt and funny but also a too much of a fluff piece for a film about the holocaust. Don't get me wrong it's definitely a crowd pleaser but I think it could have done a lot more and been a more important film if it didn't water down the rather tough subject matter. Well made, pleasant but ultimately kind of hollow.
"El silencio es el grito mas fuerte"
Sé que volveré a llorar pero ayer visitamos Arezzo y siento la obligación de verla de nuevo...
É incrível o que um Pai é capaz de fazer pelo filho com muita criatividade. Um filme tocante e belo.
Oh god, this film ruined me. But ruin in the good way. Fantastic idea, creativity and unique story that absolutely had to be shown in film. Will be watching this film in future when I'm in need of reminding of our humanity in situations apparently devoid of all humanity.
Also known as the SADDEST MOVIE IN THE WORLD.
I can't re-watch it. I refuse to re-watch it.
"What kind of place is this? It's beautiful: Pigeons fly, women fall from the sky! I'm moving here!"
Life is Beautiful is a slapstick Holocaust family film. The previous sentence contains a collection of words that are seldom seen together, and this unfunny, inappropriate film reaffirms just why they are seldom seen together.
No. Waving your arms about and laughing hysterically doesn't make the Holocaust funny. Nothing can, nothing does and nothing ever will.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Clouds of Sils Maria
- Goodbye to Language
- The Homesman
Originally a list made prior to Cannes 2014.
This is every Palme d'Or nominee since the festival began in 1946.…
- The Shawshank Redemption
- Pulp Fiction
- Schindler's List
- Fight Club