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  • 8½
  • Breathless
  • L'Eclisse
  • Only Angels Have Wings

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  • Soul Kitchen

  • The Aviator's Wife

    ★★★★

  • The Batman

    ★★★

  • The Lighthouse

    ★★★½

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  • Soul Kitchen

    Soul Kitchen

    From the trailer it seemed like a light and fun comedy. Just what I needed.
    Unfortunately, during the view, I have laughed not even once.
    Everything is just bad in this movie. Part of the problem could also be a bad translation, but in any case the story, characters and situations described are of low quality.

  • The Aviator's Wife

    The Aviator's Wife

    ★★★★

    In this first (of six) film of Rohmer's "comédies et proverbes" series, the director chooses the classic frame of the French wave of the 60s.
    Set between Parisian cafes and bedrooms, the film focuses on love dramas involving very different characters.
    François is a boy in his first twenties who has the typical naivety and jealousy dictated by inexperience.
    Anne is a much more aware character and she confronts herself with two very different men.
    The aviator, a more adult…

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  • The Last Picture Show

    The Last Picture Show

    ★★★★½

    I love this kind of movies.
    The first thought I had, was that this one reminded me a lot of Nashville.
    A small town. Many stories somehow connected to each other.
    This kind of format gives the possibility to explore, even if closed in a context, different personalities.
    This gives the director the opportunity to dig deep into interpersonal relationships.
    While not having peaks, it keeps the viewer's attention high throughout the duration.
    The characters are well written and defined…

  • Rocco and His Brothers

    Rocco and His Brothers

    ★★★★

    I don't even know where to start.
    This is one of the best movies I ever watched.
    I truly think I should watch more Italian movies because frequently I find masterpieces. 
    This one is divided in five parts. One for every brother (it's the story of 5 brothers and their mother moving from the south of the country to Milan).
    I don't want to pay much attention to the meaning of the movie about Italian society because what really impressed…