Thursday, December 8, 2016

Perche' l'Italia non cresce: occhio ai cazzari!

Dare un occhio quassu', e poi uno quaggiu'

Cosa emerge? Che chiunque vi dica che il problema italiano e' l'Euro e' un cazzaro e chiunque rimpiange Craxi, Andreotti etc etc  non ha capito niente. Fino alla soglia degli anni '80 l'Italia aveva le stesse statistiche dei paesi europei piu virtuosi. Poi cosa e' successo? Che il debito pubblico (vero freno alla ripresa italiana) passa dal 56% nel rapporto sul PIL (accettabilissimo) nel 1981 al 121.55% del 1995 (7 anni prima dell'ingresso nell'Euro!). Chi sono stati i presidenti del consiglio in quella fase? Principalmente Craxi ed Andreotti. Perche' aumento' il debito pubblico (oltre che per corruzione, mafia etc) in quella fase? Per fare contenti gli elettori (con concessioni varie che non si potevano concedere) e rimanere al potere. Attenzione sempre a chi ci racconta la storia: lo fa sempre nel suo interesse e mai nel nostro.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Casa Nostra Abroad Ep 3

After several months here is the third episode of Casa Nostra Abroad, with new entries, new musicians and new (or old) businesses! Click the button for English subtitles
Dopo parecchi mesi la terza puntata di Casa Nostra Abroad, con new entries, nuovi musicisti e nuovi (o vecchi) business!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Casa Nostra Abroad

This Web Series is about a certain type of Italians who live in Dublin, Ireland...

Chi sono questi italiani che vivono a Dublino?

Saturday, March 5, 2016

How to evaluate Films

Don't take it persona and don't get offended!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

''THE REVENANT" review

It’s hard to evaluate a film where I liked a lot of aspects but still it did not convince me in its entirety.
It’s not the first time a thing like that happens with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.
Trying to perform an ''objective'' analysis I can say:

1) The photography is simply amazing.
2) The direction is always a high level one when it comes to Iñárritu. Here he does not propose a (fake) global sequence-shot like in Birdman but he alternates masterful long-takes with intense close-ups, confirming his great talent
3) The editing is remarkable
4) The acting (which hardly ever interests me) is excellent, especially the antagonist (Tom Hardy) works fine, so when you have a good antagonist and a protagonist as DiCaprio (at his best) the job can’t help being good
5) The plot proposes many issues, all meaningful (father-son relationship, racism, violated rights of Native Americans, the struggle for survival, Nature, solidarity between ethnic groups in conflict, revenge), perhaps too many to be condensed into a two and a half hour film.

I think what works the least is that Iñárritu’s directing style does not go hand in hand with the narration: they are not symbiotic and you can perceive the dystonia.
To give an example in order to understand you can think of Audioslave: an extraordinary guitarist (Tom Morello) and a terrific singer (Chris Cornell) have never really worked out as a group, never reaching the level of RATM or Soundgarden anyway.
It is therefore a missed masterpiece, but it works just fine at a movie theatre

Thursday, January 14, 2016

''The Hateful Eight'' review


Actors = excellent (it’s always easier to deliver when you are directed by a master)
Photography = fantastic
Editing = very good
Direction = possibly Tarantino’s top (shot wise)
Narration = not his best ever. Why?

To be honest for a few minutes (during the second half of the Third Chapter) I was afraid Tarantino failed this film (in spite of a great beginning); he’s an extraordinary screenwriter capable of giving his characters remarkable complexity, but it occurred to me he was going a bit too far on this occasion (a bit redundant dialogues to make the protagonists’ nature fully emerge), and I even yawned a couple of times when the first hour was about to strike (my heavy dinner helped in that)!

Luckily the second part has a completely different pace which helps the whole picture get a different perspective.

There are a couple of narrative Voice Overs which I found pleonastic, however, this is a Great Movie.         

I still have to watch it 2/3 more times to be 100% sure about that.

His only film comparable with this one is ‘’Inglorious Basterds’’ but ''The Hateful Eight'' picks a different genre (Horror, besides Western).

There are explicit references to ''Once Upon a Time in the West'' (i.e. Cheyenne), but the western picture which inspired him the most is Sergio Corbucci’s ''The Great Silence'' (1968).

Western can be magic (whether it’s Hawks, Ford, Leone, Peckinpah, Tarantino or Eastwood), no doubt about that.

I hope one day…