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Oedipus in Malibu

Francis Levy | Posted 05.03.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

What do Ada Ushpiz's Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt andTerence Malick's Knight of Cups, have in common. It would seem nothing. The former i...

The Dance of Reality

Francis Levy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

The Dance of Reality is his first film in 23 years and it's a spiritual autobiography, redounding in not only the style but the content of Fellini's 81/2, with a bit of Bunuel and Dali's Un Chien Andalou (and Bunuel's Los Olivados thrown in for good measure).

The Great Beauty

Francis Levy | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

The imagery of Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty is almost as old as his lead character who has just turned 65. Jeb Gambardella (Toni Servillo) is a...

Movie Review: Nine Misses the Mark

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Nine is a tour of Guido Contini's imagination and memory, writ large as a musical. Not a musical comedy; there aren't many laughs.

The Italian Man And His Solitudes

Marta Mondelli | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marta Mondelli

The only good thing about Nine is that it reminded me of a figure any woman who spends some time in Italy is bound to meet: the Italian Man par excellence, the "sciupafemmine", the Fellini man.