Category: Varietà

Review: Louie (TV Series). Louis C.K.’s Show on Comedy, Life and New York.

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So I’ve watched the first three seasons of FX’s show Louie written, directed, produced, edited and starring Louis C.K. and since the quality, structure and themes of the show seem to be recurring and consistent I feel I can review the show as a whole. I don’t watch a lot of TV anymore, but after seeing a preview of this show on Jimmy Fallon and hearing great things about it on a podcast I listen to, I thought I’d give it a shot. The show looked a lot different than what you’d normally see on television and it really is.  Continue reading

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1 Year a Blogger. The (Not So) Extraordinary True Story of an Amateur Film Blogger.

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Time to get sentimental.
I try not to blog too much about personal, non-movie related stuff, because let’s face it: Who cares? Plus, it’s also very self-indulgent and possibly annoying. But once a year, I’ll allow myself to talk about me for a moment. Now, if you’re still reading this, you’re most likely one of my few good loyal readers, so: Thank you! I’ve been noticing a small increase of views and visitors on BW, so I’m extra happy today, because it means I’m doing my job and I’m doing it well (also: Google search engine optimization).  Continue reading

My Three Favorite Film Podcasts

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If you love film as much as I do, chances are you listen to a film related podcast. Five years ago I didn’t even know what a podcast was, but then, as it happens when you surf the web, you discover all kinds of interesting things. I only listen to literally a handful of podcast (as in five) and they’re all film related. I wanted to start my own podcast at some point, but I never did, because I couldn’t find a co-host. I did record a couple of episodes, but that was so last year and it was in Italian, and I didn’t think I was particularly good at it. Continue reading

My Favorite Quote From Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)

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“Perhaps the only difference between me and other people is that I’ve always demanded more from the sunset. More spectacular colors when the sun hit the horizon. That’s perhaps my only sin.”
– Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) in Nymphomaniac Vol. 1  Continue reading

Three Reasons To Watch Nic Pizzolatto and Cary Joji Fukunaga’s True Detective (2014), Season 1

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I don’t watch a lot of television, but when I do it’s mostly HBO shows. For those living outside of the US: HBO is an American cable television network which produces some of the best series on TV. It’s almost like the Criterion Collection of TV shows in terms of quality. If you’re anything like me however regardless of all the hype surrounding a show you might need a little bit of convincing to start watching it. I decided to check out True Detective, because I heard that Cary Joji Fukunaga directed every episode of Season 1 Continue reading

Recipe: How to Make Your Own Delicious ‘Courtesan au Chocolat’ from The Grand Budapest Hotel

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If you’ve seen The Grand Budapest Hotel, you probably left the theater craving some of the delicious pastry that was being served in the film. In a brilliant promotional video for Wes Anderson’s new movie, there’s a tutorial that shows you how to make your own Courtesan au Chocolat. Knowing my limited baking skills the results will probably never look as good as Mendl’s, but I still really want to try it out. Below you find a transcript of the recipe and the video guiding you step by step. It does seem to require a lot of work, but I’m sure it’s totally worth it. Continue reading

The Marvelous Scores of Brilliant French Composer Monsieur Alexandre Desplat

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After watching Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), three things were clear for me. First, The Grand Budapest Hotel is one of Wes Anderson’s best films. Second, Willem Dafoe should be in every movie. Third: Alexandre Desplat is a genius. Now, it’s not like the name sounded exactly foreign to me or that I hadn’t heard and enjoyed anything he had previously composed, but his score for The Grand Budapest Hotel just elevates the film to a whole new level.  Continue reading

If I Were the Oscars 2014: My Favorite Film Achievements of 2013

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I’m sure every year cinephiles all over the world are heartbroken or at the very least bummed that their favorite films of the year weren’t even considered by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. I still naively hope that it will get better the next year and that they might get it “right”, but it’s useless. I stopped believing that the 9-10 Best Pictures nominees represent the years best films. I don’t even watch all of the nominees anymore, just the ones that look interesting.  Continue reading

BW’s List of Favorite WordPress Blogs & Friendly Blogging Advice

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Señor Mark Aldrich of The Gad About Town, was kind enough to nominate me for a Liebster Award. What poor Mark didn’t know was that I had decided not to do award related posts anymore. Why? Because LV (Literary Vittles, not Louis Vuitton), had written a very convincing piece about why having a blogroll is more interesting. Also, I’m just very lazy when it comes to writing these acceptance posts. Sorry Mark, but do not despair! I will feature your wonderful blog on the new page I created to permanently promote the blogs I love and follow.  Continue reading

Prada Candy L’Eau: A Film by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola Starring Léa Seydoux

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Sometimes an ad can be just as awesome as a short film. Especially when they hire an auteur to direct it. The Prada Candy co-directed by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola are an excellent example. The “series” consists of three seventy seconds clips and they all-star Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Color) as Candy. In the first spot Julius (Rodolphe Pauly) is in a French café with Candy and she’s eating a banana split. They just met. Next thing you know Julius’ trouble maker friend Gene (Peter Gadiot) comes in suddenly it’s an uncomfortable ménage a triosContinue reading