December Movies in English at the Odeon

The Odeon Cinema offers three award winning films in December, all released on anniversaries of their original release, plus a fourth movie that will premiere worldwide.   For film aficionados who are weary of ‘feel good’ movies and wish for some gratuitous violence and unsettling scenes, Stanley Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange should satisfy their needs.  Mulholland Drive, a surrealist mystery film and David Lynch’s magnum opus, offers cult fans a weave of stories filled [...]

The Odeon Reopens with the Movies in English

Although movie theatres nationwide became accessible once again on April 26, 2021 (at half capacity) after months of Covid safety regulation closures, the Odeon, Florence’s bastion of English language cinema did not reopen until just after school started this month.  Guests must show either a “Green Pass” vaccine certificate or, in the case of a U.S. citizen, a CDC card.  Click here to buy a ticket online. September brings the new season at [...]

English-Language Film Screenings Return to Florence

English language films, once again available in Florence, can be enjoyed at the Spazio Alfieri (via dell’Ulivo 8) until the Odeon reopens in September.  This week two films by famous directors, Woody Allen and Pedro Almodovar, can be described as being as diverse in content as the directors.  On the weekend, Cinema La Compagnia on via Cavour has scheduled a special showing of the Oscar winning movie The Father. Rifkin’s Festival. Tuesday, June [...]

N.I.C.E, Italians Films Streamed in the U.S. & the World

  From Nov. 14 to Nov. 21 in New York, and Nov. 29 to Dec. 6 in Philadelphia, contemporary Italian movies showcased by the 30th edition of N.I.C.E. (New Italian Cinema Events) will be available to stream for free via the platform Eventive.org, as well as piùCampagnia. The edition will be fully online and will stream a total of 11 films and documentaries as well as host webinars.  N.I.C.E. is a non-profit cultural [...]

Odeon Films in English Through Mid-March

This month the Odeon presents three English language films, all with Italian subtitles.  Dark Waters, an environmental thriller, relates the story of huge corporations, their impact on ordinary people and one man’s quest to hold them accountable.  Two documentaries, Hare Krishna and Leonard and Marianne: Words of Love, shed light on the 1960s, its counterculture and spiritual growth movements and the influences on young artists of the era.  Friday, March 6 (4:45 & [...]

February Films in English Showing in Florence

February looks like an excellent month for film lovers in Florence.  In the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards, all this month’s films have been recipients of awards and are nominated for more in the future.  The offerings begin with a gripping story about the “war to end all wars” with award winning performances in 1917.  Next the classic comedy satire Doctor Strangelove with the brilliant Peter Sellers takes one back to [...]

Florence’s January Movies in English

Florence’s January movies in English showing at the Odeon Cinema (piazza Strozzi) present two different stories of family life, one set in the US just after the Civil War and one set in WWII Germany.  Little Women, based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, rewards the viewer with a truly heartwarming story.   In Jo Jo Rabbit, the screenplay delivers a tender and moving message about anti-Semitism.  The films will be screened in English [...]

N.I.C.E. 2019 Contemporary Italian One-Day Film Festival

December 13: NICE City of Florence screenings and awards presentation.  Showings in Italian with English subtitles starting at 3:30 pm.  Cinema La Compagnia, via Cavour 50/r.  Free admission. The N.I.C.E. 2019 Contemporary Italian One-Day Film Festival comprises the announcement of the coveted N.I.C.E. City of Florence Award during a day of free screenings is one of the climactic events of Florence’s autumn season of international movie festivals.  N.I.C.E.—New Italian Cinema Events—is a non-profit cultural [...]

September Odeon Films in English

This month at the Odeon, films in English include one that space exploration enthusiasts will be awestruck by: a must-see documentary tribute to one of mankind’s greatest achievements—Apollo 11.  Best seen on the large screen, old and young can experience man’s first visit to the moon in 1969.  In Late Night, TV fans can enjoy Emma Thompson playing a comedic role as a formidable talk show host who shakes up her writing team [...]

A Critic’s Take on ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe began in 2008 as an experimental attempt to recreate the dynamic of superhero comics on the silver screen — use multiple film series to explore characters living in the same storyworld, and, relying on the character development of solo-outings, create big team-up films that are both thrilling and satisfying. The massive success of 2012’s The Avengers essentially proved the concept, and with the image of a grinning Thanos in [...]