Gabriele Niola

Gabriele Niola

Film critic @ Wired, Esquire, Badtaste
Italy correspondent @ Screen International

Favorite films

  • The 400 Blows
  • One, Two, Three
  • Spirited Away
  • 8½

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  • Raw

    ★★★★½

  • The Night House

    ★★★

  • Pig

    ★★★

  • Swan Song

    ★★★½

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  • Raw

    Raw

    ★★★★½

    I'm ready to pay a significant sum (in cash!) to have a daring and accomplished debut feature like this is, each year.

    For once it's Fair to feel Having had a grasp of what it's like to be a person from another country, Age and sex in another environment.

    But even more important: What's with Foreign films and italian songs from the 60s? When did It all started? Richard Curtis' About Time?

  • The Night House

    The Night House

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Ghost. Just gone bad.
    And with a misunderstanding

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    Part One?!?!?!?

    A movie with characters that shout "We are not relatable at all. This Is not grounded even for a second".
    Me watching people with problems light Years from mine, dealing with huge events and no possible mirror of my Life. Even the native low level people are way above me.

    Still what a movie, what a sensational narrative power to establish a world from skratch relying on visual cues. It exploits all the arts that make a film (music, architetture, costume, visuals...) to try and make the ultimate auteur blockbuster.
    Auteur-buster

  • Baggio: The Divine Ponytail

    Baggio: The Divine Ponytail

    ★★★

    Di una cosa gli va dato atto: in un genere che si fonda sull'esaltazione della determinazione che porta al trionfo, questa è una storia di tre fallimenti in una carriera e della determinazione necessaria ad uscirne.