Alberto Farina

Alberto Farina

Favorite films

  • Casablanca
  • Day for Night
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • We All Loved Each Other So Much

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  • Past Lives

    ★★★

  • Africa Under The Sea

    ★★

  • The Evil Dead

    ★★★½

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    ★★★½

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  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    ★★★½

    Oklahoma, in the 1920s. A young Osage woman gradually realizes how her very husband might be involved in a murderous spree fueled by greed over oil concessions. Plenty of Westerns have covered the genocide perpetrated by white people against native Americans while claiming their way across the continent, but "Killers of the Flower Moon" deals with phase 2, a criminal exploitation of a law (the Federal Burke Act, 1906) that was ostensibly issued to protect some of their interests. Based…

  • Perfect Days

    Perfect Days

    ★★★★

    A lonely toilet cleaner in Tokyo finds solace from some past family trauma in a meticulous daily routine that allows him to savor life, a minute at a time. With dialogue reduced to a bare minimum, this miraculously delicate non-story celebrates the pleasures of living in the present and the limitless joy that a carefully tended sense of wonder can give to a seemingly uneventful day. A soothing watching experience powered by a sensitive, almost wordless performance by Yakusho, Franz…

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  • We All Loved Each Other So Much

    We All Loved Each Other So Much

    ★★★★★

    Three war-time friends, and the girl they all fall for, live through 30 years of Italian history. Originally designed as a homage to Neorealism, a film that grew into a masterful compendium of Italian Comedy. Scola and co-writers Age and Scarpelli pack more ideas into it than most filmmakers produce in a lifetime and yet the film unfolds naturally combining sheer emotion with an accurate (and, to this day, unsurpassed) map of the way the social texture of Italy evolved after WWII. Stellar cast has never been greater. A cornerstone.

  • TÁR

    TÁR

    ★★★★

    As a star orchestra conductor reaches the peak of her career, the chickens finally come home to roost. Todd Field's third feature (and his first in 16 years) begins as if it was a biographical documentary on a celebrity, then progressively moves closer and closer to its protagonist as her destiny unravels. The less you know about it, the better you will enjoy this labyrinthine, psychological drama: but Field's meticulous attention to detail pays off in spades for viewers who…