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Movie Review – La Strada (1954)

23 May 2017 9:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

La Strada, 1954.

Directed by Federico Fellini.

Starring Giulietta Masina, Anthony Quinn, and Richard Basehart.

Synopsis:

A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Entire essays could be written on Giuletta Masina’s face alone. There’s a childlike quality to her puppy dog eyes, her ability to express such sadness with a simple tilt of the head, or exuberance with a blink. If there was ever a face for the big screen, it was hers, and with the re-release of Federico Fellini’s tragic masterpiece, La Strada, once again she can be celebrated.

Although married to Fellini, he never found a role more purely “Masina” than that of doleful reluctant clown Gelsomina. When news of the death of her sister reaches Gelsomina and her poverty stricken family, she is forcefully sold for 10,000 lire to manipulative, drunken strongman Zampano (an indelible Anthony Quinn). The two travel, »

- Amie Cranswick

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La Strada review – Fellini masterpiece hits the road again

17 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The heart-wrenching story of a young woman sold by her mother to a strolling player is infused with humanity, theatricality and operatic pathos

It is 16 years since Federico Fellini’s 1954 masterpiece La Strada was last rereleased in British cinemas and now is another chance to be blown away by this film’s power, its simplicity, its humanity, its theatricality, its heart-wrenching operatic pathos. The crowd scenes are extraordinary: simply, the faces Fellini finds to put on screen, children and animals coming serendipitously into shot.

Guilietta Masina gives an artlessly Chaplinesque performance as Gelsomina, the elder daughter of a poor family – simple, solemn, bordering on what might today be called learning difficulties – who is sold by her mother for 10,000 lire to a lumbering, hatchet-faced strolling player called Zampanò, unforgettably played by Anthony Quinn. He intends to train her as his assistant for his cheesy “strongman” act, taking to the road, sleeping in his rackety caretta motorbike-van, »

- Peter Bradshaw

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‘Nise: The Heart of Madness’ Clip Finds Beauty in Chaos in New Historical Drama — Watch

26 April 2017 12:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Roberto Berliner’s newest feature, “Nise: The Heart of Madness,” tells the fascinating true story of an unlikely group of artists and the woman who helped them find their voice (or, in this case, their paints).

Set in 1940’s Brazil, Gloria Pires plays Dr. Nise da Silveira, who works in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, where she refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock for the treatment of schizophrenics. Ridiculed by other doctors, she is forced to take over abandoned Sector for Occupational Therapy, where she starts a revolution through painting, animals and love.

Read More: Cannes Critics’ Week Jury to Be Lead By Brazilian Filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho, Other Jurors Announced

Berliner’s film follows the real-life story of da Silveira as she nurtures her patients to craft work that eventually set them apart as some of Brazil’s most lauded artists. In our exclusive clip below, »

- Kate Erbland

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‘La Strada’ Restoration First Look: Federico Fellini’s Oscar-Winning Masterpiece Heads Back to Theaters — Watch

26 April 2017 10:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

From “Donnie Darko” to “The Graduate,” “Mulholland Drive” and “Stalker,” film restorations are having a pretty incredible year so far, and it’s only going to get better with the return of a Federico Fellini masterpiece. Studiocanal is bringing a 2k digital restoration of “La Strada” to UK theaters on May 19, and it has released a wonderful first look courtesy of the trailer embedded below.

Read More: ‘The Graduate’ 4K Restoration Coming to Theaters for 50th Anniversary

La Strada” stars Giulietta Masina as young woman who becomes the wife and performance assistant to a strongman named Zampanò (Anthony Quinn). She befriends her husband’s rival (Richard Basehart) as their marriage becomes increasingly abusive. When the three are put in the same traveling circus, tragedy strikes.

The movie opened in 1954 and became the first title to ever receive the Oscar for Best Foreign Langue Film. “La Strada” also earned the Silver »

- Zack Sharf

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Federico Fellini’s ‘La Strada’ Returns with Trailer for Theatrical Restoration

26 April 2017 4:35 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

One of Federico Fellini’s most acclaimed films has been given a new 2K digital restoration, and if you’re in the U.K., you are lucky enough to be able to see it on the big screen next month. This May, the winner of the the inaugural Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, La Strada, will return to theaters there, and they’ve released a new trailer.

Featuring a heartbreaking performance from Giulietta Masina, the film tells the story of her struggle under the brutish Zampanò (Anthony Quinn) as they tour Italy. While we’ll hopefully see the restoration come stateside eventually, check out the trailer below, along with synopsis and new poster.

In a story of true outsiders, Masina plays Gelsomina, a naïve young woman sold by her desperate mother to boorish strongman Zampanò (an immensely charismatic Anthony Quinn) to be both his wife and performance assistant as he tours central Italy. »

- Jordan Raup

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Otd: Annie, John Cameron Mitchell, and Field of Dreams

21 April 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

On this day (April 21st) in history as it relates to showbiz...

Anthony Quinn

1904 Oscar winning cinematographer Daniel L Fapp (West Side Story and Desire Under the Elms, among many films) born in Kansas City

1914 Cinematographer Gilbert Taylor born in England. Though he was BAFTA nominated Oscar never bit despite high profile films and collaborations with famous directors. Credits include: RepulsionThe Omen, Dr Strangelove, Star Wars, Frenzy, Dracula (1979) and MacBeth 

1915 Oscar's all time favorite Mexican actor Anthony Quinn born (Lust for Life, Viva Zapata, Wild is the Wind, Zorba the Greek, La Strada, etcetera)

1918 "The Red Baron," the famous German fighter pilot, shot down in World War I. Snoopy in Peanuts fantasizes about him repeatedly and he's also been a character in many films including Wings, Hell's Angels, and Darling Lili  »

- NATHANIEL R

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‘The Walking Dead’ Review: Rick Goes Dumpster Diving in ‘New Best Friends’

19 February 2017 7:05 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Review: Rick Goes Recruiting in ‘Rock In The Road

Whose Episode Is It?

Two main plotlines run through “New Best Friends”: The Ricketeers meet a new group of truly odd survivors, and Daryl considers his options in the Kingdom and reunites with Carol. This gives the episode a bit of tonal whiplash, since the Rick stuff is downright goofy (yes, goofier than the Kingdom), while Daryl and Carol’s scenes are emotionally fraught. Still, both storylines are satisfying in their own way.

Yet Another Human Faction

Hoo boy, this new group introduced this week. They take Rick and the others to their lair, which is a huge garbage dump. Rick’s still grinning, because he’s happy to recruit anyone into his war, even this group of high-wattage mega-weirdos. The Dumpsters are more like a post-apocalypse faction you’d find in “Mad Max”; they speak in short, »

- Jeff Stone

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‘The Walking Dead’ Review: Rick Goes Dumpster Diving in ‘New Best Friends’

19 February 2017 7:05 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Review: Rick Goes Recruiting in ‘Rock In The Road

Whose Episode Is It?

Two main plotlines run through “New Best Friends”: The Ricketeers meet a new group of truly odd survivors, and Daryl considers his options in the Kingdom and reunites with Carol. This gives the episode a bit of tonal whiplash, since the Rick stuff is downright goofy (yes, goofier than the Kingdom), while Daryl and Carol’s scenes are emotionally fraught. Still, both storylines are satisfying in their own way.

Yet Another Human Faction

Hoo boy, this new group introduced this week. They take Rick and the others to their lair, which is a huge garbage dump. Rick’s still grinning, because he’s happy to recruit anyone into his war, even this group of high-wattage mega-weirdos. The Dumpsters are more like a post-apocalypse faction you’d find in “Mad Max”; they speak in short, »

- Jeff Stone

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The Walking Dead season 7 episode 9 review: Rock In The Road

13 February 2017 12:23 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ron Hogan Feb 13, 2017

Back on Fox on Monday nights in the UK, The Walking Dead takes a step in the right direction with this entertaining return...

This review contains spoilers.

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7.9 Rock In The Road

Stop me if you've heard this one before: Rick Grimes and company look for allies to band together with them to square off against a big threat. If it sounds familiar, that's because it is, and it comes with all the talking points we're used to from the Grimes crew. Kill them before they kill us. If we all band together and work together, we can defeat any threat. Things will only get worse if you don't stand up to the Saviors. »

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‘The Walking Dead’ Review: Rick Goes Recruiting in ‘Rock In The Road’

12 February 2017 7:12 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Mid-season Finale Review: ‘Hearts Still Beating’ Promises Excitement In 2017

Whose Episode Is It?

It’s a Ricketeer road trip! Rick’s inner circle (plus Jesus) head from community to community, trying to get everyone on board with their war against the Saviors, with mixed results. The good news is that “Rock In The Road” moves pretty briskly by “Walking Dead” standards (mercifully, the runtime is less than 90 minutes), there’s some fresh zombie action, and no Negan to be found (save for a brief radio message). It’s a welcome respite from the repetitive misery of the first half of the season. Plus, King Ezekiel is back! And the tiger!

Viva La Revolución

We open with Gregory roundly refusing to join Rick’s rebellion, and also refusing to honor the terms of Hilltop’s initial agreement with Alexandria, since Alexandria didn’t manage to wipe out the Saviors as promised. »

- Jeff Stone

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‘The Walking Dead’ Review: Rick Goes Recruiting in ‘Rock In The Road’

12 February 2017 7:12 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Mid-season Finale Review: ‘Hearts Still Beating’ Promises Excitement In 2017

Whose Episode Is It?

It’s a Ricketeer road trip! Rick’s inner circle (plus Jesus) head from community to community, trying to get everyone on board with their war against the Saviors, with mixed results. The good news is that “Rock In The Road” moves pretty briskly by “Walking Dead” standards (mercifully, the runtime is less than 90 minutes), there’s some fresh zombie action, and no Negan to be found (save for a brief radio message). It’s a welcome respite from the repetitive misery of the first half of the season. Plus, King Ezekiel is back! And the tiger!

Viva La Revolución

We open with Gregory roundly refusing to join Rick’s rebellion, and also refusing to honor the terms of Hilltop’s initial agreement with Alexandria, since Alexandria didn’t manage to wipe out the Saviors as promised. »

- Jeff Stone

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How Often Do Foreign-Language Films Score Screenwriting Oscar Nominations Or Wins?

4 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Toni Erdmann’ (Courtesy: Tiff)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

It’s not too often that foreign-language films get recognized for anything at the Oscars beyond the best foreign-language film category — but it does happen. And, believe it or not, it happens more for best original screenplay and best adapted screenplay than many other categories. A prime example of that is Toni Erdmann, Germany’s submission this year that is proving to be a cross-category threat, which could score a nomination — or a win — for its writing.

The story of Toni Erdmann — which has a solid Rotten Tomatoes score of 91% — follows a father who is trying to reconnect with his adult daughter after the death of his dog. It sounds simple enough but, of course, the two couldn’t be more unalike. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 and where it won the Fipresci Prize. Since then, it »

- Carson Blackwelder

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