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Biopics

Christine

Antonio Campos' take on the Christine Chubbock suicide is all about the stunning Rebecca Hall.

Love & Mercy

Bill Pohlad's tribute to Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys bites off more than it can chew.

Drama

Equity

Meera Menon's Wall Street thriller breaks gender stereotypes, with Anna Gunn shining bright.

Horror

Train to Busan

Say this about Yeon Sang-ho's seemingly infinite collection of zombies: they keep on coming.

The Neon Demon

Nicolas Winding Refn's acid trip excoriation of the modeling industry is a sexual muddle.

Thrillers

The Shallows

Blake Lively and a "Jaws"-inspired shark are all the fun in this taught thriller.

Split

M. Night Shyamalan seems well on his way to a comeback movie when he loses the plot.

Science Fiction

Embers

Clare Carré's dreamy debut has lofty aims but ends up going around in tedious circles.

H.

If apocalyptic atmosphere is your cup of tea, check out Rania Attieh's and Daniel Garcia's tribute to Homeric tidings.

Fantasy

The Lobster

Yorgos Lanthimos's wondrously bizarre love parable creates a credible alternate universe.




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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