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 atRead More →

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 SteveRead More →

The expression “Mens sana in corpore sano” (Sat. X, 356) by Giovenale, written in the 1st century AD, can have several interpretations: the main meaning is that physical exercise is an indispensable condition for the efficiency of the spiritual faculty. This statement is nowadays often used precisely to underline theRead More →

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 underwearRead More →