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Biopics

Hacksaw Ridge

Mel Gibson''s return to directing is a World War II epic about a heroic conscientious objector.

Documentaries

Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years

Ron Howard's Beatles' portrait sets its sights on tracking the band's rise from obscurity, and does so brilliantly.

Drama

Demon

Marcin Wrona's portrayal of a wedding, and a haunting, is a brilliant look at historical denial.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Stephen Frears' biopic has star power (Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant) but remains ordinary.

Sully

Stalwart Tom Hanks again proves that given the right story and the right script, he's today's Jimmy Stewart.

Deepwater Horizon

Peter Berg lets fire dictate the terms in his story of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Horror

The Autobiography of Jane Doe

André Øvredal's creepy chiller a corpse into the forefront and lets it play havoc.

Thrillers

Jason Bourne

Once upon a time, director Paul Greengrass gave Jason Bourne a soul and some depth. No longer.

Westerns

Hell or High Water

David MacKenzie's contemporary Western uses two sets of buddies to tell an outlaw story.

Fantasy

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Tim Burton's whimsical latest has a better chance of appealing to grandchildren than adults.




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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