Pinhole Movie Reviews

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow / Ieri, Oggi, Domani by tincolor

Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren play three different couples in this film about love in Modern Italy. Apparently director Vittorio De Sica felt he still had unfinished business after completing the similarly themed Boccaccio ’70 the year before. This is the kind of movie that embraces both the joys and the hardships of life. It’s the kind of movie that takes a step back from the imminent details of the present and celebrates the entirety of the human experience all at once. It’s the kind of film where a couple keeps having kids for nearly a decade in order to avoid a jail sentence. Worth checking out!



A Slightly Pregnant Man / L’Événement le plus important depuis que l’homme a marché sur la Lune by tincolor

Catherine Deveuve is married to Marcello Mastroianni, a simple man who works at a driving school in town. He also happens to be the first ever pregnant man! Jacques Demy is one of my new favorite directors. His films have a rare kind of idealistic simplicity and purity to them that you can’t help but be charmed by, no matter how over the top and slightly dated things might get. Worth checking out.

I girasoli / Sunflower by tincolor
May 4, 2012, 3:14 am
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Sofia Loren marries Marcello Mastroianni just so he can avoid going to fight in Africa durring World War II, but they end up falling in love anyway and Mastroianni ends up going to the Russian front. This isn’t a terribly exciting film and it feels a little too long considering how relatively little plot there is. Still, the second half picks up and Sofia Loren’s performance is surprisingly very very good. Watchable.

8 1/2 by tincolor
8 1/2. I’ve seen this movie at least 20 times if not more. Watching it is such a source of inspiration and joy for me. Truly a perfect movie. It’s also the first film on my list to receive a rating of Mandatory Viewing.½


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