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Drama

Le Meraviglie (The Wonders)

A story about bee keepers in Tuscany runs several levels deeper than appearances.

The Lincoln Lawyer

Matthew McConaughey's forty-something comeback began in Brad Furman's hands.

Party Girl

Three French directors give a middle-aged reveler a new look on life.

Science Fiction

Peggy Sue Got Married

Coppola's "Peggy Sue Got Married" still stands out as a top-notch fantasy charmer.

The Double

British director Richard Ayoade gets tangled up in noir-bizarre and loses the plot.

Chronicle

Josh Trank's cautionary tale about superpowered-adolescence is sneaky smart.

War

Sink the Bismarck!

Lewis Gilbert's 1960 standard sets a high mark for World War II dramatizations.

Fantasy

Enemy

Two Jake Gyllenhaals aren't enough to carry a Canadian thriller about doppelgangers.

The Faculty

Robert Rodriguez does something special with his high school horror flick.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Good intentions don't save Wes Anderson's latest from a kind of historical identity crisis.




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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