Tag Archives: Paolo Sorrentino

Youth review — The Artist as an Old Man

Written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino | 124 min | ▲▲▲△△  Sorrentino's last film, the sumptuous Italian drama The Great Beauty, was something to see (it had everything from orgies to a giraffe) but a little hard to care about. It featured Toni Servillo as a 65-year-old writer unable to come to terms with the… Read More

The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza) review

Directed by Paolo SorrentinoWritten by Sorrentino and Umberto ContarelloThis picture is very well-titled. The Great Beauty. It's an astonishingly opulent and fetching film. But have you ever marvelled at a piece of art, wondered at the craftsmanship on display, and yet find you are unmoved by it? I'd say that's how I felt by 90%… Read More