The best romantic movies to watch absolutely


Love stories, passionate relationships, feelings and emotions. Romantic movies focus on the love stories of the protagonists, telling the fundamental desire of every being: to love and to be loved. The search for love on the journey of life can be one of the most complex and exciting searches that any person faces.  The conflicts […]

John Ford, the masterpieces of the western and the myth of the American foundation


Introduction John Ford was one of the few directors to win 4 Oscars for directing. A director since the era of silent cinema, John Ford is one of the greatest most important directors in the history of cinema, recognized as a master by colleagues such as Akira Kurosawa, Martin Scorsese, Sam Peckinpah, Sergio Leone, Clint […]

René Clair, from the avant-garde to realism. Who was he, what films to see


René Clair was born in Paris in 1898. Worldwide he is considered the spirit of French cinema, of which he interprets and summarizes the highest part of the story, a role later assumed by François Truffaut.  Who is René Clair? René Clair is well known in Anglo-Saxon countries and in Italy. In his search for […]

Fernand Leger, the works of Cubism and the film Ballet Mecanique


Born in 1881, Fernand Leger began as a draftsman for an architect’s studio in Paris in 1903. He was a very eclectic artist, creator of tapestry and stained glass cartoons, decorator, ceramist, sculptor, draftsman, illustrator, costume designer, set designer. Son of a Norman breeder he manages to move to Paris where he is admitted to […]

Jean Epstein, the avant-garde Impressionist cinema


Born in Warsaw in 1897, Jean Epstein lost his father and moved with his mother and sister, also a future director and screenwriter, to Switzerland. Then they moved to France, to Lyon, where Jean Epstein studied medicine and met August Lumière.  Jean Epstein was a very eclectic personality. He is interested in both cinema and […]

Franco Piavoli: cinema as ethical art and poetry of the universe

Franco Piavoli

Who is Franco Piavoli Franco Piavoli was born in Pozzolengo in the province of Brescia, in 1933. He attended classical high school and graduated in law in Pavia in 1956. He completed his training dedicating himself to the study of botany and ecology. Then he became passionate about painting and photography, and confronted with the […]

The best short films to watch absolutely


Short films have always been the training ground for young directors who are starting their film career. Conventionally, all films that last less than 40 minutes are considered short films, according to the Academy who awards the Oscar.  Directors almost always start by producing their own short films alone or with a small funding from […]

Documentaries to watch: history of the documentary and new avant-gardes


Introduction The documentary is a film, short or long, shot filming reality without a pre-established script, without an intent to manipulate real facts. The director makes himself available to follow the flow of real life events, with the intention of bringing the events to the screen as they actually take place.  The documentary film therefore […]

Mass social homologation today: the web and social networks


Social networks have truly been an epochal revolution, but not because they have connected people to each other. Rather because they revealed who we are, something we were absolutely unaware of until the late 1990s, creating an mass homologation epochal. It is now normal to go to see a movie at the cinema but spend […]

Kaneto Shindo’s independent cinema: movies to watch


Kaneto Shindo’s beginnings in film  Born in Hiroshima in 1912, Kaneto Shindo grew up in a family of landowners, which then went into disrepair. In 1927 he entered the Shinko kinema studios, where he began working in Japanese cinema, initially as an assistant to the scenography.  He works as a set designer in the famous […]

Fabio Nicosia: music that turns into cinema


Who is Fabio Nicosia? Fabio Nicosia, born in 1967, was born and lives in Palermo. The first artistic love is music, through which it has been told for 40 years. “I try to see beyond the bush, usually the first idea is the one I reject as it is dictated or suggested by my being […]

Jean Cocteau: cinema as poetry, films not to be missed


The childhood of Jean Cocteau Born in Maisons-Laffitte, a suburb on the outskirts of Paris, in 1889, childhood Jean Cocteau’s immediately revealed his interest in graphic arts and poetry. In fact, little Jean, being in poor health, spends hours building small puppet theaters in the backyard and drawing.  When he sees his parents often go […]

Chantal Akerman, The cinema of interiority and borders


Born in Brussels in 1950, Chantal Akerman was born to Jewish parents who emigrated from Poland. His maternal grandparents and his mother were deported to Auschwitz. She decides to devote herself to cinema after being struck by the film The Bandit at 11 by Jean-Luc Godard in 1965 and after a course of study at […]

Silvano Agosti, films as the work of a total artist


Born in Brescia in 1938, Silvano Agosti graduated in directing at the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome in 1962. He had previously studied film editing at the Moscow film school, where he had met Lev Kuleshov. The thought of Silvano Agosti Silvano Agosti considers each person as the highest masterpiece of nature. In 2009 […]

Ingmar Bergman: the films to watch by the great master of cinema


Born on July 14, 1918 in Uppsala in Sweden, Ingmar Bergman was one of the most important directors of the history of cinema. His filmography has an extreme coherence in exploring the tensions and anxieties of the human being. Among his dramas are some of the most significant cinematographic works of all time. Ingmar Bergman is […]

Ernst Lubitsch: who he was, the cinematic style, the films to watch


Introduction Ernst Lubitsch was born in Berlin on January 28, 1892. He was one of the first directors to become a real star in Hollywood and to have a large audience without necessarily relying on the participation of stars in your films. His light style, typical of his films of comedy genre, Lubitsch’s touch was […]

Francois Truffaut, films as a mirror of life


Introduction  Francois Truffaut was born in Paris on February 6, 1932. He was one of the most influential directors of French cinema. In addition to his activity as a director, he joined that of film critic, in the editorial office of the Cahier du Cinema. He has also often been the screenwriter, producer and actor […]

Robert Bresson: philosophy in his cinema, films to watch


Introduction Talking about Robert Bresson, in the age of TV series and original films on streaming platforms can be complex. These impeccably packaged films are nothing more than photocopies and re-chewing of previous films, of different artistic depth, which are proposed as new cinematic products. Fortunately, Robert Bresson lived in another era, he was able […]

Best thriller movies: the history of the genre, thrillers to watch


The thriller movies is a genre where often the arthouse cinema and the commercial aspect of production manage to meet. In fact, the public has always adored Thriller and does not give particular importance to the fact that it is an auteur thriller, as for example in the case of the films of Alfred Hitchcock, […]

French movies to see: old masterpieces and new independent films


French movies and the birth of the Cinematographe The history of cinema begins precisely in France with French movies, at the end of the nineteenth century, when Louis and Auguste Lumiere invented the Cinematograph. France was at that time the most culturally advanced nation and Paris was the world capital of the arts. From universal […]