Hidden figures (US, 2016): Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons. Written by: Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi. Directed by: Theodore Melfi. Genre: Biographical drama. Running time: 127 mins. Curiosities: Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), graduated from High School at age 14, and at… Read More »The Movie House: Civil Rights edition
The Breakfast Club (USA, 1985): Starring: Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy Produced by: John Hughes Directed by: John Hughes, Ned Tanen Genre: comedy-drama Running time: 97 minutes Curiosities: The theme song Don’t you (Forget About Me) written by Keith Forsey and Steve… Read More »The Movie House: Cult Edition
Love and other drugs (USA, 2010): Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway. Co-written by: Edward Zwick, Charles Randolph, Marshall Herskovitz. Directed by: Edward Zwick. Genre: romantic, comedy-drama. Running time: 112 minutes. Curiosities: About the explicit nude and sex scenes featured in the film, Gyllenhaal said: «I never had sex wearing underwear… Read More »The Movie House
The current pandemic has significantly affected all sectors of the labour market; however, some categories of workers have been affected more than others, being exposed to a combination of factors. This is the case of sex workers: according to the ICRSE (International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers) over… Read More »The Welfare State of Prostitution
Beautiful Boy (U.K., 2019) Starring: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan Written By: Luke Davies, Felix van Groeningen Directed By: Felix van Groeningen Genre: Drama Running time: 120 minutes Curiosities: Beautiful Boy is the adaptation for the big screen not of one but of two autobiographies: Beautiful Boy,… Read More »THE MOVIE HOUSE
On May the 16th, the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte presented the new decree, Decreto-Legge 16 Maggio 2020, n. 33, in force starting from May the 18th. With this new set of rules, there will be a strict collaboration between the Italian Parliament and Anci, the National Association of Italian… Read More »May the 18th. What is changing in Lazio?
Sabatucci Simone, Photographer- Rome, 2020 “Our objective is to establish a connection with people affected by an addiction, to start a therapeutic path. Brick by brick, to free these persons from their illness”. -Massimo Barra, Founder of Villa Maraini Foundation This article is inspired by a conversation with Giancarlo Rodoquino,… Read More »Drug addiction and COVID-19: Interview to Giancarlo Rodoquino from Villa Maraini Foundation