Paolo Bonacelli

Clooney as killer in old fashioned character study.
In The American, George Clooney has the title role, a professional assassin. Before the main titles have played out, the movie has accrued a body count, and by the implacable cool (and breathtaking skill) Clooney’s character exhibits in knocking...
Pasolini's provocation lives up to its reputation
Minus the thematic context and symbolism, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s notorious 1975 adaptation of the Marquis de Sade’s novel is cinematic - but putrid. It is inconceivable that any mainstream cinema-goer of the mid-1970s could have endured the...