Happy As Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice)

Happy As Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) Italy (2018) Dir. Alice Rohrwacher “Human beings are like animals. Set them free and they realize they are slaves locked in their own misery.” This is probably true but that is no reason to exploit people for personal, selfish gain, though such a practice will continue as long as there … Continue reading Happy As Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice)

Scribe (La mécanique de l’ombre)

Scribe (La mécanique de l'ombre) France (2016) Dir. Thomas Kruithof There is an inherent problem with the command hierarchy in the workplace where those at the very top tend to operate on their own terms with those beneath limited to a “need to know” basis. Yet, when the brown stuff hits the fan it is … Continue reading Scribe (La mécanique de l’ombre)

The Wonders (Le meraviglie)

The Wonders (Le meraviglie) Italy (2014) Dir. Alice Rohrwacher Holding true to old traditions and methods isn’t always a bad thing but there are times when refusing to modernise just isn’t practical and the effects can have a far deeper reach than just the financial, as Italian director Alice Rohrwacher’s second feature. In a remote … Continue reading The Wonders (Le meraviglie)

I Am Love (Io sono l’amore)

  I Am Love (Io sono l'amore) Italy (2009) Dir. Luca Guadagnino The complex personal lives of the affluent Recchi family of Milan come under scrutiny following a tense birthday dinner party thrown for ailing patriarch Edoardo Sr. (Gabriele Ferzetti). Grandson Edoardo (Edo) Jr (Flavio Parenti) lost a race earlier in the day to humble … Continue reading I Am Love (Io sono l’amore)