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I should throw a glance, also, at an attractive series of films put on by the San Diego Italian Film Festival for the next four Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., at the Flower Hill Cinemas: Rossellini’s Il Generale della Rovere on March 18, Olmi’s Il Posto on March 25, Germi’s Seduced and Abandoned on April 1, and on April 8 Fellini’s Amarcord, the only one of the four that has hereabouts seen the light of the big screen in decades. Whether it will be the light of a movie projector or a video projector, I couldn’t say. But I could suspect.

Back at the festival, meantime: I can report that Carlos Saura’s impeccably groomed Io, Don Giovanni, in Italian primarily and a little German, adds a new wrinkle, a new byway, to his impressive canon of movie musicals: the backstage opera film, 18th Century. It has one more scheduled screening on Saturday morning.

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Snyderman March 17, 2010 @ 8:37 p.m.

Good to see Shepherd appreciated the underrated Remember Me. Beautifully directed drama, with outstanding turns by Cooper and Brosnan (idea role for him). Too melodramatic in spots, and I can understand why some folks disliked its closing moments, but the movie is a helluva lot better than most of the current mainstream mess.

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steverupp March 24, 2010 @ 2:30 p.m.

Passing on the written of Tatoo is a mistake. It is completely engrossing and about the best of the detective/mystery genre that I have read.

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