Browse by author: Roberto Curti
A career analysis of one of the most intriguing figure in the annals of Italian cinema, Warren D. Keifer, who may have been an Italian using a pseudonym, or an American using a pseudonym, or a mystery novelist carving out his own mystery novel, or....well just read Curti's essay.
Career overview of lesser known Italian director Marcello Aliprandi.
A well-researched, analytical overview of Italian director/screenwriter Brunello Rondi's career.
An interview with one of Italian cinema's most fascinating characters, Francesco Barilli.
Not your usual film report. Thank god. Curti indulges in both the food and cinema of San Sebastian.
An in-depth overview of the Italian crime films of overlooked auteur Fernando di Leo. One of the first essays in English on the director.
An introduction to the Italian crime film (the poliziotteschi), a mainstay of Italian popular cinema of the 1970s.
An historical overview of the guapparia crime filone, which was especially popular in the Southern parts of Italy in the 1970s.
An overview analysis of Spain's enfant terrible, unique auteruist Agustin Villaronga, director of In A Glass Cage, 99.9, and others.
Festival report on the 15th edition of the San Sebastian Horror fest.
Along with Totaro's essay, this forms an in-depth introduction to the films of Guy Maddin.
Our man in Italy visits Spain's horror and fantasy festival extravaganza.
Director Teruo Ishii was a featured director at the 5th Udine Far East Film Festival. Curti analyzes Ishii's ero-guro (erotic-grotesque) cinema.
Splashy, wild, sexy, and stylish describes the world of the Italian fumetti ('black' adult comic books). But what happens to the fumetti when translated to the screen? A distant cousin to the giallo ('yellow' serial thrillers), the fumetti neri have been mainstays of Italian pop culture since their inception in the early 1960's. Curti traces their lineage from comic strip to movie screen.
A long overdue look at Zulueta's lost cult classic, Arrebato.