Hou Hsiao-hsien, portrait

3 x Love. Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Meditations on Time

As the long wait for the European release of “The Assassin” by Hou Hsiao-hsien is coming to an end, the British audiences’ appetites have been sharpened by the fascinating retrospective of the director’s[ . . . ]


Interstellar: A Journey to the End of Time

I must admit I wasn’t immediately inclined to see the newest Christopher Nolan‘s film on the big screen. Not particularly acquainted with the director’s previous work, I almost made up my[ . . . ]


Going beyond with Studio Ghibli

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, Mami Sunada’s documentary dedicated to Studio Ghibli, the iconic cultural institution of Japan whose cinematic output is admired by a diverse public all over the world, has just had a[ . . . ]


Jarmusch revisited

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the British Film Institute is the London’s temple of cinema. Its vast archives satisfy even the most refined tastes. If you happen[ . . . ]


On the Way to Self Discovery

Well, it’s been a while since my last post. What does not mean there was nothing to write about. Quite the opposite. For instance, throughout April, May and June the[ . . . ]


And the winners are…

The film awards season has just come to an end. It was an exceptionally fruitful cinematic year, rich in productions satisfying even the most refined tastes. Films by younger talented[ . . . ]


In Search of the Great Beauty

It’s not everyday that we get a chance to experience such an utter perfection unveil itself on screen. Few filmmakers are capable of a similar artistic flair and fewer still[ . . . ]


On the road to Nebraska

Nebraska, a new film by Alexander Payne, has just been released in UK cinemas. For those acquainted with Payne’s body of work, which consists mostly of rather commercial productions, such[ . . . ]


Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are

Hello again! It’s been a while since my last post. If some of you wondered why I kept silent for so many weeks, the reason was my long-planned removal to[ . . . ]


Human factor

That Dave Grohl, the drummer of Nirvana and frontman of Foo Fighters, is a restless creature is no news. “I am busy but sleep is overrated. You know, I have so much energy and I don’t even do[ . . . ]