Gabriele Niola

Film critic @ Wired, Esquire, Badtaste
Contributing writer @ Screen International
Jackie Lang @ i400calci.com

Favorite films

  • The 400 Blows
  • One, Two, Three
  • Spirited Away
  • 8½

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  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

    ★★★½

  • The Woman King

    ★★½

  • Violent Night

    ★★★

  • Falla girare

    ★★★

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  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

    Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

    ★★★½

    Cartoons are obsessed with death but here there are two ways to kind of death: the traditional physical one (that puss in boots Is running from) and there's also the idea that One can die inside, abandoning his true self, dropping all of the Will to control Life and Just exist, dragged by the others in a day by day hell of boredom and emptiness. And this latter One Is portraied with real fear and poignancy

  • The Woman King

    The Woman King

    ★★½

    West Africa gets the Hollywood treatment
    Swords and sandals, literally.
    Same structure as ancient Rome films, same america-washing of characters and attitudes. Carbon copy of every other so called epic

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  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    "I was supposed to die at school that day. So death followed me here"
    No, that actually Is Final Destination.
    This instead Is Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

  • Halloween Ends

    Halloween Ends

    ★★★

    Michael Myers as a ninja turtle