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Loose Cannons [Mine Vaganti] Review


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Turkish-born Italian filmmaker Ozpetek branches into comedy with this borderline farce about an estabished family struggling to grapple with the issues of the 21st century. It's bright and smart and ultimately surprisingly moving.

Returning home to Lecce from his studies in Rome, Tommaso (Scamarcio) confides to his older brother Antonio (Preziosi) that he intends to tell his whole family that he's gay, partly to get out of his responsibilities in the family's pasta business. But at dinner that night, Antonio drops his own bombshell, leaving their parents (Savino and Fantastichini) and sister (Nappi) stunned.

Their grandmother (Occhini), however, isn't so surprised. Or shaken. Over the next weeks, the fallout continues as Tommaso befriends the sexy, mysterious Alba (Grimaudo) and neglects his boyfriend (Recano) back in Rome.

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Baaria Review


Good
A robust epic spanning some 70 years of Sicilian history, this is a sprawling production that's certainly impressive to watch. Although filmmaker Tornatore throws way too much at the screen, leaving us exhausted in the process.

In the 1920s, Peppino (Scianna) is born in the spirited town of Baaria (aka Bagheria) in northern Sicily. As he grows up, he falls for local girl Mannina (Made), whose family doesn't approve, and gets increasingly involved in politics, working with the communist party to protect people's rights from both the oppressive government and the mafia. Over the years, they have five children, including the precocious and imaginative Pietro (Scortino), who becomes obsessed with cinema.

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Loose Cannons [Mine Vaganti] Movie Review

Loose Cannons [Mine Vaganti] Movie Review

Turkish-born Italian filmmaker Ozpetek branches into comedy with this borderline farce about an estabished family...

Baaria Movie Review

Baaria Movie Review

A robust epic spanning some 70 years of Sicilian history, this is a sprawling production...

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