‘The Great Beauty’ FFCC Reviews
FFCC members review Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty.
Hans Morgenstern – Independent Ethos
“Servillo does a splendid job harnessing Jep’s conflicting traits of jaded, free-wheeling and vulnerable, as the film trudges along across a dynamic two-and-a-half-hour runtime that ultimately earns one of the most significant end title sequences ever committed to film. As a celebration of the visual form of cinema, this unassuming final note achieves a moment of transcendence that should be savored to the last second of its eight minutes by anyone who has learned something from the film’s brilliant finale: It is in the moments when we live, everything else is ‘blah, blah, blah.'”
Skip Sheffield – Skip Sheffield’s Flix
Ruben Rosario – Miami Sun Post
“The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino’s pointed satire of idle Eurotrash snobbery, exudes Rome’s old-world allure in every frame, so much so that watching as the filmmaker’s endlessly roving camera glides through a succession of decadent soirées and opulent dinners makes you feel as if you’ve hobnobbed in these social circles your entire life. It’s an intoxicating, languidly rendered city symphony with echoes of Fellini and Antonioni, and yet it isn’t quite the slavish love letter to these auteurs one would expect.”