Category Archives: Cinema and TV

Maleficent 2. The Mistress of Evil: If Only Love Builds

When Maleficent came out (a 2014 Disney movie directed by Robert Stromberg), someone conjectured that the kiss with which Maleficent awakened Princess Aurora - fallen into a perennial sleep, after pricking her finger with the needle of a haunted spinning wheel - was a sign of the director’s sympathies to the LGBT world. It was…
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What are the best movies of 2019? Here are the 5 star films

The Oscar awards have always provided a reliable measurement of world cinema trends and and professionals’ preferences, albeit of unavoidable polemics which helps making profitable noise for the movie industry. The Oscars greatly influence the viewers choices, as well. In 2019, Hollywood honored movies focused on accepting diversity and fighting prejudice. One of these that…
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Netflix between cinema culture and consumer products

In the last years, the film industry has seen the birth of a new protagonist: Netflix. The American platform, initially born as a modern video rental shop, is at the forefront today in the production of TV series and films. Here is a brief history. The company was set up in 1997 in Los Gatos,…
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Talent show: the factory of illusions

It’s written “talent show,” but it’s read "moment of fame." The ingredients are always the same: a television format that works, some fight in the studio, a beautiful face that pierces the screen and a small presumed talent, and for some months success is guaranteed. Then time passes, the drawer of dreams recloses and the…
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