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  • Crossing the Line

    Crossing the Line

    ★★★★

    I love trains. I love night trains most of all. and I loved PM's soft, sweet approach to working class life exploration.

    chi tocca il denaro è perduto.

  • Baggio: The Divine Ponytail

    Baggio: The Divine Ponytail

    ouch.

    weirdly enough, most of the confrontational scenes are written/framed in a way that makes Baggio look like the unsympathetic spoiled brat—but it's not a choice. could've been interesting, looking at the golden boy (unluckiest sportsman to ever live, probably) from a different perspective, challenging the tragic hero narrative we all grew up with, but then the entire film strives for a feel-good redemptive arc that makes it very clear that yeah, no, you were supposed to root for him…

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  • Piranhas

    Piranhas

    ★★★★

    me: i will NOT fall prey to yet another tale of disastrous violence and broken youth and tragic homoeroticism
    claudio giovannesi, an intellectual: for one of the main roles, i've picked this kid who looks and acts exactly like oscar isaac
    me: it's not gonna work claudio i am strong
    pasquale marotta: *exists*
    tyson: *helium-y falsetto* staje tutt'ailoviù
    me: THESE ARE MY CHILDREN AND I WANT TO DIE FOR THEM


    claudio giovannesi, even more of an intellectual: *puts a solid…

  • Martin Eden

    Martin Eden

    ★★★★½

    I walked in with a few big preconstructed issues -- Naples? Without even bothering to adapt the guy's name for, well, coherence?? (Martino Paradiso is a great name I'm copyrighting it) And you give the role to an actor from Rome??? (Yeah, sorry, I'm linguistically racist)
    But in the very first minutes all my worries melted away and HOLY SHIT this is a wonderful trip. Naples on film is exorbitantly beautiful, and the often bold framing choices (PM was also…