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Dark Places Premiere

Sophia Loren and Edoardo Ponti - Premiere of DIRECTV's "Dark Places" held at Harmony Gold Theatre at Harmony Gold Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Sophia Loren and Edoardo Ponti
Sophia Loren and Edoardo Ponti
Sophia Loren and Edoardo Ponti
Sophia Loren and Edoardo Ponti

Tribute to Sophia Loren at AFI Film Festival

Matilde Gioli - A variety of stars attended an event to pay tribute to Italian film star Sophia Loren at the American Film Institute Film Festival held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 12th November 2014

Edoardo Ponti and Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren and Matilde Gioli
Sophia Loren and Matilde Gioli
Sophia Loren and Billboard
Sasha Alexander, Edoardo Ponti, Sophia Loren, Carlo Ponti and Andrea Meszaros Ponti

AFI FEST 2014 Presented By Audi's Special Tribute To Sophia Loren

Edoardo Ponti, Sophia Loren and Andrea Meszaros Ponti - A variety of stars attended an event to pay tribute to Italian film star Sophia Loren at the American Film Institute Film Festival held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 13th November 2014

Edoardo Ponti and Sophia Loren
Edoardo Ponti, Sophia Loren and Guest
Sasha Alexander, Edoardo Ponti, Sophia Loren, Carlo Ponti and Andrea Meszaros Ponti
Edoardo Ponti, Sophia Loren and Andrea Meszaros Ponti

2014 NYRP Hulaween - Arrivals

Guest dressed as Sophia Loren and Sophia Loren impersonator - The 2014 New York Restoration Project's Hulaween held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel - Arrivals. at Waldorf Astoria Hotel, - New York, New York, United States - Saturday 1st November 2014

PAWS/LA and Wells Fargo Present Silver Jubilee Gala Celebrating 25 Years

Sophia Loren - PAWS/LA and Wells Fargo Present Silver Jubilee Gala Celebrating 25 Years at The Fonda Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 16th October 2014

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Wendy Burch and Sophia Loren
Wendy Burch and Sophia Loren
Pamela Magette, Sophia Loren and Wendy Burch
Pamela Magette, Sophia Loren and Wendy Burch

Video - Sophia Loren Takes Her Family To The Tribeca Premiere Of Film Short 'Soul Survivors'


Oscar winning veteran actress Sophia Loren is snapped at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the short film 'Soul Survivors' in New York.

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Nine Review


Good
Based on Federico Fellini's 1963 classic 8 1/2, this musical has a nicely introspective tone as it follows a filmmaker struggling to move forward in his career after a few flops. The music isn't hugely memorable, but the characters are vivid.

Guido Contini (Day-Lewis) is a star director gearing up for his ninth movie.

The press is begging for details, and his producer (Tognazzi) wants to see the script. But with shooting starting in 10 days, Guido has yet to write a word.

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A Countess From Hong Kong Review


OK
Not to be confused with The Lady from Shanghai, this is best known as Charlie Chaplin's first film shot in color (as a director), his film with the largest budget, and the last movie he both directed and appeared in (in a cameo that's easy to miss). The story is vintage Chaplin -- a wealthy Russian countess stows away on a cruise ship to escape Hong Kong and winds up in a politician's suite; naturally they fall in love -- but everything else about it feels a bit strange. For starters: Marlon Brando and Sophia Loren in a Chaplin farce? Surprisingly, they both acquit themselves well here, but the repetitive story (with Loren repeatedly running to hide in Brando's bathroom when there's a knock on the door) gets tiresome.

The Millionairess Review


Weak
The richest woman in England (Sophia Loren -- an Italian, but no matter) woos an Indian doctor (Peter Sellers -- an Englishman, but no matter) who's a helper to the poor and has forsaken material wealth. The tepid setup continues as they semi-wager one another that she can't live a life of poverty for three months while he can't build a fortune out of a small nest egg. Somehow this a) leads to love and b) is meant to be a comedy.

Between Strangers Review


Good
Between Strangers? Hmmm, sounds like a softcore porn movie. Turns out it's a weepy melodrama starring a generation-bounding collection of movie stars.

Ever since Short Cuts won accolades, we get a yearly version of this movie, a sometimes thoughtful collection of stories, none large enough to stand alone as a feature film, some to slight to merit any attention at all. Between Strangers mitigates this problem by focusing on the stories of three women, all wrestling with past mistakes or old regrets.

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Man of La Mancha Review


Grim
The translation from theatrical musical to movie musical doesn't get much more disastrous than in Man of La Mancha, a cheap, muddled, and badly put-together debacle that resoundingly establishes Arthur Hiller (who directed Love Story and Silver Streak) as one of cinema's most hit-and-miss directors.

La Mancha adapts the stage play with Peter O'Toole in the lead as both Don Quixote and Miguel de Cervantes: Cervantes is imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition, finds his papers held ransom by his fellow inmates, and given a mock trial by them in order to determine whether they shall be returned. The trial takes the form of a reenactment of Don Quixote, Cervantes' adventurous tales of his alter ego. As the delusional Quixote, O'Toole jousts with a windmill and promptly rides to a nearby village, which he believes to be a castle holding his beloved Dulcinea (Sophia Loren). By his side is the lovable chubster Sancho Panza (James Coco), who sees the reality behind Quixote's grandiose delusions but finds himself taken in by them as well.

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Brief Encounter (1974) Review


Terrible
About half an hour into Brief Encounter, I began to wonder why it was acclaimed as a great film. Then I did a little research and discovered I was watching the wrong Brief Encounter. The 1946 version, directed by David Lean, that's the good one. This one, despite a promising cast of Richard Burton and Sophia Loren is made-for-TV crap. Based on Noel Coward's play (aka Still Life), we find Loren falling for a guy who picks some grit out of her eye at a train station. Will they shrug off society and hook up?

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It Started in Naples Review


OK
It started in Naples, but it ends here! OK, that has nothing to do with the movie, but it sounds funny, and this harmless little comedy is so inobtrusively light that it barely merits much more discussion than that.

Clark Gable (at 59, in his second-to-last film appearance) and Sophia Loren (only 26, but appearing far older) romance it up in this vaguely creepy setup: Gable plays an American lawyer who travels to Italy to tend to the estate of his dead brother. Turns out bro's son (the mononymous Marietto) is now in the care of an aunt (Loren), who doesn't know much about child-rearing but who obviously cares for the child. Distrust and miscommunication eventually turn into romance.

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Two Women Review


Excellent
The two women of the title are Cesira (Sophia Loren, who won an Oscar for her performance here) and her pre-teen daugher Rosetta (Eleonora Brown). What makes their story worth watching is that they are struggling to survive in Italy at the conclusion of World War II -- facing hunger, rogue Nazis, and an uncertain future. Loren's performance is completely stunning, and though the film has a very slow, Fellini-style start, its last hour is dazzling and more than makes up for the flaws. Note that DVD quality of this film is variable -- the one I saw was a very lousy VHS dub and did little justice to the film's cinematography.

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Ready to Wear Review


Grim
Ready to Wear, a supposed send-up of the fashion world, is a big disappointment, this time from Robert Altman. I got the feeling that Altman didn't really have any idea what he wanted to say with this film (which he later conceded in a TV interview). Altman has to resort to slapstick and dog excrement to make the audience laugh, despite about a zillion big-name stars. Occasionally, people manage to shine despite the cheesy story, making it mildly entertaining.

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