The Irishman (2019)

Although the running time genuinely intimidated me — two hours are a lot for me so you can imagine my feelings toward a three hour and a half long film —, Martin Scorsese's The Irishman was on the top of my 2019 watch-list as I appreciate most of the director's work and I was really interested in seeing what he could do with all the freedom Netflix would grant him. And, there's no other way to put it, Scorsese's latest film didn't meet my expectations, it blew them as it is a tremendously enthralling, fascinating, charming, surprisingly funny and yet serious gangster film and easily Scorsese's most involving, engaging film on an emotional level.

Thursday Movie Picks: Television Edition: Dystopian/Apocalyptic

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First of all, happy Thanksgiving my American friends! And remember, don't eat too much or you'll get sick. I'm Italian so I know what I'm talking about. And now, let's talk about some dystopian TV series, shall we? Because that's what I'm picking for this week's Thursday Movie Picks. And since I wanted to integrate Dell's Girl Week 2019 into this, I kind of cheated as I picked one show and two episodes.

Girl Week 2019: My Top 10 Female Performances of the 21st Century

As promised, I'm back with another entry for Girl Week 2019, the amazing blogathon hosted by Dell @ Dell on Movies that celebrates women in films. As you probably know if you are a steady follower, I'm not a big fan of lists. Actually, I hate making lists because I kinda feel bad about rating one more than another. I did make an exception today as I decided to rate my top 10 female performances of the 21st Century and, although they all are great, the first spot is the greatest performance of all-times in my book (forgive me if I missed some major performances, I procrastinated and didn’t have a lot of time to make this). Without further ado...

Girl Week 2019: Great Foreign Films Directed by Women

Female directors have been really leaving a mark in recent years with films like Wonder Woman, Lady Bird, Mudbound, and others; widely-known films that are both critically acclaimed and loved by the audience. These, however, are not the films I’m going to tackle in my first post for Dell’s Girl Week 2019, the wonderful yearly blogathon that celebrates women in films, as I’m focusing on foreign gems directed by women that touch important themes. 

Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)

Not only Zombieland is one of my favourite films, it is also my favourite Zombie film — it is dumb and all but at least doesn't make the mistake of trying to be smart and it's a lot of fun. It comes without saying that, ten years later, I was very looking forward to seeing its sequel, Zombieland: Double Tap. I was so hyped I even skipped reviews to avoid negative energy. Thankfully, Ruben Fleischer's film turned out to be a funny and entertaining zombie flick; in other words, a worthy sequel.

Thursday Movie Picks: Over a Meal

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I know, I know, I’ve been a shitty Thursday Movie Picks participant lately — barely commenting on others’ posts and not posing at all on here — but did you seriously think I was going to miss this food-themed week?

Doctor Sleep (2019)

Two years after successfully adapting Stephen King's Gerald' Game, Mike Flanagan has taken upon the task both to adapt another King novel, Doctor Sleep, and to follow up Stanley Kubrick's so-called horror masterpiece The Shining. While I can't say whether Flanagan's Doctor Sleep is a good adaptation or not as I'm yet to read the novel, I can say that he did an excellent job at making a sequel that, in my opinion, overshadows the original as it's a very (in)tense and rather creepy horror film from start to finish.

Monthly Recap: October 2019

Mexicans are celebrating Día de Muertos, the beautiful, vibrant holiday to remember and celebrate their loved ones. I, on the other side of the Atlantic ocean, am struggling to write this monthly recap because, you guessed it, October was just another month.