Italy's Cineteca di Bologna, one of Europe's top restoration facilities, gets to showcase some of its treasures in a mini-film festival on the campus of
On March 14, the extended, uncut, four-hour and 15-minute version of Sergio Leone's gangster epic "Once Upon a Time in America" will open the fest. Tuesday will showcase Satyajit Ray's "Pather Panchali" and Luchino Visconti's "Rocco and His Brothers." Wednesday will conclude with Robert Rossellini's "Journey to Italy" and Ray's "Aparajito."
Admission is free, but reservations are necessary at sftv.lmu.edu/programs/special/ilcinemaritrovato.
Movie recommendations from critic Kenneth Turan and other reviewers.
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Impeccably acted by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as two women in love, with an exquisite look captured by cinematographer Ed Lachman,
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It is antic and unexpected as well as homiletic, rife with subversive elements, wacky critters and some of the most beautiful landscapes ever seen in a computer-animated feature. (Kenneth Turan) PG.
Isao Takahata's classic of Japanese animation about a young woman and her younger self, was made 25 years ago but never before released in this country. To see it now is to understand both the reason for the delay and why the wait has been very much worth it. (Kenneth Turan) NR.
Brie Larson excels in a film able to give full weight to both sides of the emotional equation as it tells the story of a young woman imprisoned for years in a tiny shed and the young son who was born to her there and knows no other world. (Kenneth Turan) R.
The saga of how the Boston Globe won a Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for uncovering sexual abuse by Catholic priests, the film is mightily impressive not only because of the importance of the story it tells but also because of how much effort and skill went into bringing it to the screen. (Kenneth Turan) R.
Robert Eggers' impressive debut feature sows suspicion into nearly every frame, so intent on a darkening mood that the stillness of trees at the edge of a wood, or a child's face in demonic thrall, even an ambling goat, carries the same capacity to unnerve. (Robert Abele, Feb. 19) (1:30) R.