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  • The Great Beauty
    It's hard to see the magic in 'The Great Beauty'
    The decadences and excesses of life in the avant garde and creative community in Europe has a notoriety and interest all its own, but what happens when the king of the realm is looking for something more. "The Great Beauty" starts off...
  • An Oscar winner that shows an eye for 'The Great Beauty'
    An Oscar winner that shows an eye for 'The Great Beauty'
    An ode to the Italian new wave cinema of Fellini, and who better to do it than Director Paolo Sorrentino ("Il Divo","This Must Be the Place") and Actor Toni Servillo ("Gomorrah", "Girl by the Lake"). Two of...
  • The Great Beauty
    'The Great Beauty' Movie Review
    Many are hailing Italian director Paolo Sorrentino as the new Federico Fellini. While the comparison is warranted, once the theater lights darken, there is more to this talented filmmaker than meets the eye. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best...
  • The Great Beauty
    'The Great Beauty' may be an Oscar nominee, but it's a mess
    The decadences and excesses of life in the avant garde and creative community in Europe has a notoriety and interest all its own, but what happens when the king of the realm is looking for something more. "The Great Beauty" starts off...
  • The Great Beauty
    The View The Rest Of Us Can't Afford: "The Great Beauty" (Italy, 2013)
    ‘The Great Beauty’ opens at the Music Box Theater on Friday, January 3rd.Paolo Sorrentino is a superb filmmaker; his ongoing partnerships with cinematographer Luca Bigazzi (since 2004), and the wonderful Italian actor Toni Servillo,...
  • Jep Gambardella, portrayed by Toni Servillo
    Seduced by The Great Beauty: A review of La Grande Bellezza
    Could it be: A wake-up call from Italian director, Paolo Sorrentino, about the ultimate evils of Marxism and socialism? In Sorrentino's La Grande Bellezza, posh parties for the idle elite and maudlin intelligentsia invite viewers to be part of...
  • Toni Servillo in The Great Beauty
    5 Things You Should Know About 'The Great Beauty'
    It’s been 50 years since Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Vittorio De Sica and a handful of other Italian directors ushered in the golden age of Italian cinema and made a huge splash on the international film front. Italian movies...
  • Sonia Gessner as Contessa Colonna
    'The Great Beauty' revisits an older man's follies in Rome
    Opening in San Francisco on Nov 29at Landmark Theatres is Italy’s official entry to this year’s Academy awards for best foreign language picture - The Great Beauty( La Grande Bellezza). The film has won numerous awards in Italy and a...
  • "The Great Beauty"
    'The Great Beauty' is a sight to behold on the big screen
    After directing his first English-language film “This Must Be the Place” starring Sean Penn as an aging rocker, director Paolo Sorrentino returns to Italy and ventures into Fellini territory with “The Great Beauty.”Jep...
  • Toni Servillo
    ‘The Great Beauty’ dazzles with imagery and words
    Italian director Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty” is a maximalist cornucopia of sight and sound – opulent, surreal, voluptuous, operatically tragic, mirthfully decadent – and at the same time, a meditation on...