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Paolo Sorrentino

Third Time's the Charm for International Film Festival of Panama

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Andrea R. Vaucher

IFF Panama's significance on the film festival circuit was firmly established by its third edition, which wrapped April 9 in Panama City. Festival...

Rome in 24 Hours: A Cinematic Adventure in The Great Beauty

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
E. Nina Rothe

To truly view Paolo Sorrentino's Rome, one needs to do it with the same individualistic, somewhat aristocratic spirit of Jep Gambardella, the film's incredible and irreverent protagonist, played by Toni Servillo.

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 ...

Popcorn Preview: The Great Beauty

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Great Beauty (2013) "La grande bellezza" Cast includes: Toni Servillo (The Consequences of Love) Writer/Director: Paolo Sorrentino (This Mus...

The Great Beauty: The Glory That Is Rome

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Admiring his central actor, Toni Servillo, I asked Paolo Sorrentino how he directed him in the key brilliance of being both text and subtext simultaneously. Having worked with Servillo before, Sorrentino said, I just tell him, go.

Cannes 2011: Sean Penn's Weirdly Wonderful New Performance

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.20.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

This movie sounded like a train wreck: an aging rocker goes on a quest to hunt down the Nazi that tormented his father in Auschwitz. Out of this unpromising description comes one of the most eccentric performances of Penn's career.

Sean Penn Goes Goth, Dramatic & Damaged

Posted 07.09.2011 | Entertainment

With just a quick glance, you might think you're looking at a poorly aged Robert Smith, emo-goth king and voice of The Cure. Instead, heavily caked in...