Call Me By Your Name

‘Call me by your name’, fearless

Almost 10 years after his haunting 'I Am Love', Luca Guadagnino tells another "illicit" love story. Between two human beings that, for a brief moment in time, lived free of the rules of their gender, age and culture, in a world where there was no room for abuse of any kind. What if there were…Read more ‘Call me by your name’, fearless

Big Little Lies

2017: The year of “old” ladies kicking (rules’) ass. Vol. 1

What a tricky, terrible and yet wonderful, frustrating and at once satisfying year for women on both sides of the screen this was. It started with a devastatingly regressive Presidential election. It continued with a series of long overdue progressive booms in our pop culture. And it culminated in an explosive disclosure of chronic toxic…Read more 2017: The year of “old” ladies kicking (rules’) ass. Vol. 1

‘T2’ stars are 25 years… ageless & ready to reunite in action

This was to be only a happy response to Terminator 2's re-release and forthcoming reunion, as well as (partly) the Wonder Woman debate that some of James Cameron's relevant comments inadvertently triggered. But there is a real change in the horizon of our culture at the moment, caused by the Harvey Weinstein debacle. So, what…Read more ‘T2’ stars are 25 years… ageless & ready to reunite in action

Four subversions that made ‘Dunkirk’ The ultimate cinematic experience of the summer

Christopher Nolan’s genre-b(l)ending, unconventional masterpieces elevated him to the status of geek guru. There is the twisty, haunted and haunting psychological thriller, Memento. There is the truly magical performance in The Prestige that challenges notions of love, tragedy and sacrifice. There is the permanently marked by Heath Ledger’s genius The Dark Night: audacious, ground-breaking and perfectly…Read more Four subversions that made ‘Dunkirk’ The ultimate cinematic experience of the summer

How ‘Game Of Thrones’ got (most of) its groove back

It was hailed as Games of Thrones' best Season ever. Last year's Season 6 however, was merely the show's first, unavoidable attempt to reinvent itself unbound from its literary source – G. R. R. Martin's A Song Of Ice and Fire series of books. It was a more or less successful attempt, about to be…Read more How ‘Game Of Thrones’ got (most of) its groove back

This is not my ‘Twin Peaks’, and you are not my Cooper

I was hooked, I remember vividly, to Twin Peaks from its first ever episode. As Twin Peaks: The Return is about to reach its midseason point (at next week’s part 9), I find myself far from being hooked. This is personal. As was the relation the legendary and groundbreaking original series built (for life) with…Read more This is not my ‘Twin Peaks’, and you are not my Cooper

‘Wonder Woman’, or God(dess) interrupted

Wonder Woman is not the best superhero movie you’ve seen, ever or in the recent past. It is however the most significant piece of blockbuster entertainment – the most intriguing (and worthy) addition to pop culture staples in this particular moment in time. Although both Man Of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice…Read more ‘Wonder Woman’, or God(dess) interrupted