The Great Beauty (2013)

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A critical favorite and award-show sweeper, The Great Beauty celebrates the sheer decadence of Italian cinema and the Italian capitol, Rome, in a tour de force of luxury and gorgeousness. Following an aging bon vivant and Roman socialite who squandered a youth of artistic promise for the simple pleasures of being, the film is a meditation on art, regret, pleasure and the beauty of the eternal city.

Review by Ibere.

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    One of the best foreign films I have had the pleasure of watching. If you are familiar with the director [Sorrentino] you will distinctly know it’s one of his films, which is not a bad thing at all. What really makes this film a masterpiece is the characters and lead role acting from Toni Servillo. He is absolutely brilliant while making it all look effortless. His dialogue and intellect throughout are worth a standing ovation. You feel his pain, humor and loneliness, all while maintaining his controlled intellectual ego. On the surface he is content but bored. Inside he is… Read more »

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