‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Review

The Dead Don't Die (Image via Rolling Stone)

The most important thing to know going into a screening of Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die is that it’s odd. Set in the fictional town of Centerville, USA amidst an environmental disaster, Bill Murray and Adam Driver headline a star-studded cast as two policemen trying to protect their town from the zombies suddenly rising from their graves. When it opened this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the two major critical takeaways were its [...]

‘Cannes a Firenze:’ Red Carpet Films at Low Prices

For the sixth consecutive year, some of the best films from the renowned Cannes Film Festival in France will travel to Florence for a week of screenings. Under the umbrella of France Odeon and curated by Francesco Ranieri Martinotti, Cannes a Firenze will show nine films in two different venues from June 11 – 16. L’Institut Français Firenze (piazza Ognissanti) will host screenings from June 11 – 13, with La Compagnia (via Cavour) taking [...]

June Films in English at the Odeon

June offerings at the Odeon Cinema continue with more screenings of Rocketman, a musical fantasy drama about rocker Elton John from his early days as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to his plans for a farewell tour after more than five decades of performing.  Next horror film fans will want to see The Dead Don’t Die, nominated for the Palme d’Or at this Cannes Film Festival and featuring an all-star [...]

May Movies in English at the Odeon

  This month at Florence’s Odeon Cinema, movie goers will have more opportunities to see The Avengers: End Game, the nail-biting film that has broken records with its $1.2 billion worldwide opening weekend.  Stan and Ollie, a biopic of the great comedy duo whose performances began in the 1920, bring to light the relationship and teamwork despite difficulties in the film skillfully directed by Jon S. Baird. The month ends with a musical [...]

April Odeon Movies in English

The April films at the Odeon Cinema begin with a reimaging of a 1941 Disney classic, Dumbo, a poignant story about a flying baby elephant and those who love him and also those who wish to exploit him.  Next a historical drama about a peaceful pro-democracy rally marred by violence in Peterloo.  The Aftermath, a period drama about a wartime romance stars Keira Knightly and Alexander Skarsgård.  Then a biographical drama based on [...]

Contemporary South Korea Cinema at La Compagnia

March 21-28: FLORENCE KOREA FILM FESTIVAL.  Cinema La Compagnia, via Cavour 50/r. This month, 45 movies from some of the greatest South Korean cinema masters arrive for the annual film festival held in Florence. The event will showcase entries ranging from shorts to feature films, screened with both English and Italian subtitles. Many of these movies will be having their Italian premiere at the festival with their directors, producers, and actors in attendance. The emphasis [...]

New Arrivals: Florence’s March Films in English

Celebrating International Women’s Day and other events honoring women in March, the Odeon Cinema presents two new films featuring exceptional women.  Captain Marvel, a superhero action film with a woman with herculean powers in the leading role.  Next, in Gloria Bell, a daytime strait-laced office employee transforms into a capricious dance lover at night, reveling in the Los Angeles club scene.  Films are screened in English with Italian subtitles. March 6, 9, 10, [...]

February ’19 Odeon Movies in English

The Odeon Cinema presents three films in the first half of February which have together accumulated 5 Golden Globe awards, 23 Academy Award nominations and 20 BAFTA nominations.  The three, all based on true stories, reveal secrets, human weaknesses and the triumph of the noble aspect of mankind.  The Favourite portrays the relationships and power struggles between Queen Anne of England and two would-be court favorites.  The Green Book, whose title comes “The [...]

January Films in English at the Odeon

This month the Odeon Cinema offers a varied selection for filmgoers.  January begins with a tense drama set in post WWII Poland, Cold War.  Then the complicated life of post-Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh is explored with an award-winning portrayal of the artist by Willem Defoe.  The classic Hitchcock horror film The Birds shows for one night only.  Kapuscinski:  Another Day of Life documents a Polish journalist’s three-month journey through post-colonial Angola torn [...]

Bohemian Rhapsody at the Odeon

December 2, 7, 8 and 9 (4, 6:45 and 9:15 pm), December 4, 10 and 11 (4 pm), December 5 (9 pm) and December 6 (3:45 pm): BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. Bohemian Rhapsody, a biopic, celebrates the music of Queen, legendary rock band and its meteoric rise to stardom with the spotlight on the eccentric and energetic front man Freddie Mercury. Rami Malek brilliantly plays Mercury, known for his flamboyant on-stage persona and four octave vocal [...]