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The Son's Room Review


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For those who associate Italian cinema with Fellini and "high art," The Son's Room is an inventive, subtle alternative. Written by, directed, and starring Nanni Moretti, it takes us through the slow, complicated path of bereavement.

Slow is the best description for the film at first. It takes its time in establishing the habits of what appears to be a normal, happy family. Father and mother both work but still find the time to support their son and daughter through homework and after school activities. They laugh, spend free time together, and reprimand the kids for innocent wrongs with a sigh and soft pat on the shoulder. You get the feeling there is open communication and unconditional love amongst the foursome.

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Not Of This World Review


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It's not of this world and, sadly, not a sci-fi movie, either. The title refers to spiritual beliefs, and the story relates to a nun and a dry cleaning company owner who take care of an abandoned baby. Sadly, the very similar film Central Station did this story about ten times better one year earlier. Director Giuseppe Piccioni sucks all the life out of the movie and turns in a morose and wandering story that challenges us to care about any of the characters' fates -- including the kid.

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