Category : Movie

29 Feb 2016

Go West!

The Hateful Eight by Quentin Tarantino is one of the most-awaited films of the year, but all western lovers can consider themselves lucky this year, because we are living an interesting revival which involves the productions of Hollywood but not only. Since the return of Quentin to female westerns, a crossover with other genres and a re-make of a great classic: there’s something for every taste. Three years after Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino returns with a western that has been […]

11 Nov 2015


The 72nd edition of International Show of Cinematographic Art in Venice has recently ended. This year the jury was presided by the Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón – composed of Elizabeth Banks, Emmanuel Carrère, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Diane Kruger, Francesco Munzi, Pawel Pawlikowski and Lynne Ramsey – they wanted to honour parts of the Latin cinema and culture in a special way, disappointing the rumours about the favourites; among these the documentary about the Chinese miners “Behemoth” or “Francofonia” […]

28 Aug 2015

Cinema refound – THE MAG 17

Classic films back on the big screen by Luca Benni & Matteo Cesarini Thanks to recent restoration work, classic films (in celluloid as well as renovated digital format), black and white ones, documentaries, silent movies with accompanying live music, and ‘talkies’ from an entire era, have returned to the big screen. Sponsored by the Cineteca* di Bologna, they were all on view at the 29th Festival del Cinema Ritrovato, which ended on 4th July; a veritable journey through the wonders […]

15 Jul 2015

Fragasso & Drudi: A LIFE IN CINEMA

Director Claudio Fragasso and screenwriter, Rossella Drudi, are married in both life and their work. They are the authors of some of the most important Italian films of a certain genre: “La casa 5”, “After Death”, “Zombie 3”, “Virus”, “Rats” and “Milano Palermo Solo Andata”. And above all there’s “TROLL 2” – the 1990 film that had such an unexpected reception that it’s resulted in a series of nighttime screenings of the film and a festival organized every year in […]

28 Apr 2015

The Oscars 2015! – the Mag 15

The 87th Academy Awards, (or Oscars as most people know them), were held in February, and people are still talking about them! by Luca Benni & Matteo Cesarini – Cinema Metropolis Umbertide The overall winner was the film by Alejandro Inarritu, ‘Birdman’, who took home Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Photography. Disappointingly for many people, ‘American Sniper’ by Clint Eastwood was snubbed, along with ‘The Boyhood’ by Richard Linklater, (filmed over 12 years), which only won Best […]

25 Mar 2015

Movies of 2015

by Luca Benni & Matteo Cesarini (Cinema Metropolis Umbertide) It all starts on 12th February, with one of the year’s most anticipated, (especially by the ladies!), films, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. The film is an adaptation of the 2011 novel written by EL James, also the film’s producer, which became a best-selling, global phenomenon. Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson play the lead roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. 2015 will also be a year for the return of some […]

20 Oct 2014

Venice Film Festival winners and convincers

Even the 71st Venice Film Festival in Venice gets archived. This year was marked by a significant decrease in public and professional attendeance, as has been the trend in recent years, but the Lido is always the Lido, and, in any case, the cinematic air we ‘breathe’ is very good. It is a competition so we decided to focus on the main prizes. by Luca Benni & Matteo Cesarini – (Staff at Cinema Metropolis, Umbertide) The Swedish film ‘En duva satt […]