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Biopics

The Walk

Director Robert Zemeckis brings 3D to Philippe Petit's remarkable twin towers high-wire walk.

Comedy-Romantic Comedy

Results

Andrew Bujalski pokes gentle fun at fitness culture while doing romantic comedy a favor.

Mistress America

There's an unsavory side to Noah Baumbach's newest Greta Gerwig movie, and it hurts.

Drama

The End of the Tour

James Ponsoldt's dramatization of interview sessions between David Lipsky and David Foster Wallace is a gem.

Truth

A movie that purports to tell the truth about Rathergate can't escape the grinding of its own axe.

Room

Lenny Abrahamson coaxes a superb performance from Brie Larson in a terrifying story of abduction.

Third Person

The quest for deeper meaning leaves Paul Haggis' ambitious drama stewing in its own juice.

Horror

It Follows

There's a Scarlet Letter admonishment built into David Robert Mitchell's mysterious horror tale.

Spring

If you like the tourism-horror genre, don't miss out on the girl vampire in Puglia.

Science Fiction

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Disney takes over from George Lucas and makes a capable fantasy mostly bereft of thrills.




Date: 1993
Directed by: Nanni Moretti
Starring: Nanni Moretti, Jennifer Beale

Caro Diario

Nanni Moretti’s version of Fellini’s “Roma,” though he widens the lens. Three skits bring together all that’s trenchant and whiny about Italy’s favorite leftist filmmaker. There’s a Vespa homage to Pasolini with Jennifer Beals along the way (and Keith Jarrett’s throbbing piano); a charming foray to the Aolians in which "The Bold and the Beautiful" plays a key role; finally, Moretti rants on about doctors (he had non-Hodgkins lymphoma). Warts aside, this is an irresistible Rome (and Italy) movie because all the political slings and arrows illustrate a typical Italian paradox: cynical optimism.

Reviewed by: Marcia Yarrow
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