Tag Archives: Monica Bellucci

Malèna’s Maligners

[Contains knicker-stealing SPOILERS!!!] I assumed that misleading DVD covers were the preserve of obscure low-budget indie flicks, but apparently they’re now spreading to prestigious, foreign-language Oscar-bait too! The cover of Malèna (2000) is dominated by a photograph of Monica Bellucci … Continue reading

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Out For The Count

As I’ve mentioned before, I have vivid memories of fetishizing a pack of trading cards featuring images from Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), back in my formative years. Watching the film again to help get me into the Hallowe’en spirit, I still get … Continue reading

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Quasi-GothWatch: Monica Bellucci

I recently discovered that Monica Bellucci is one of my longest-standing crushes. Obviously I was familiar with her recent roles in movies like Shoot ‘Em Up and The Matrix sequels, but I didn’t realise she also played one of the … Continue reading

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Unsolicited End-of-Year Opinions…

I see a lot of mags/sites are breaking out their “Best of the Decade” lists, but I can’t be doing with that. Amélie remains my favourite film of all time, so it follows that it’s my fave of the decade… … Continue reading

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Marina de Van as “Sophie”

I’ve been a fan of François Ozon‘s films ever since his lavish and lush murder mystery 8 Femmes played at our local cinema. Although that “gorgeous confection” (as it was described in a number of reviews) had something of a … Continue reading

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Enter The Animatrix

Although I admire the enthusiasm behind The Animatrix (2003), I’m not sure it adds very much to the mythology established in the first movie (I refuse to acknowledge the existence of the sequels… aside from Monica Bellucci’s contributions, of course)… … Continue reading

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