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By Jeff Vice Deseret News THE LAST MISTRESS -- ** -- Asia Argento, Fu'ad Ait Aattou; in French, with English subtitles; not rated, probable R (sex, nudity, vulgarity, brief gore, violence, mild profanity, slurs, brief drugs) If American filmgoers have any prior knowledge of actress Asia Argento's work, it's because of movies like "xXx,""Marie Antoinette" and "George A.
By Susan Dunne, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 25--"Mother of Tears" is a delicious chunk of cheese, a stylish and entertaining crock of old-style horror-genre schlock.
By Geoffrey Macnab 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly' has been restored, re-cut with formerly deleted scenes, and re-released.
By Phil Villarreal, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 24--For Italian splattermaster Dario Argento, there are no boundaries. "Mother of Tears," one of his few recent films to have made theatrical rounds in the United States, proves how badly he needs them.
By Susan Dunne, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 18--Asia Argento is not the most beautiful woman in the world, or the most elegant. But she is one of the sexiest. Her unquenchable fire is the soul of "The Last Mistress," and she justifies her casting in the lead role.
By The Oklahoman Jul. 11--The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is presenting a matinee film series featuring movies set in ancient Rome in conjunction with the "Roman Art from the Louvre" exhibition. The six-week series is set for 2 p.m. Sundays in the museum's Noble Theater, 415 Couch Drive.
ROME _ This is the year of the mafia _ at least at the box office. Two films on organized crime in Italy, each fact-based melodramas, took top prizes at the Cannes Film Festival in May and are drawing packed audiences here. The Italian movie industry was giddy over the double win.
By ROBERT NOTT EL PASEO Divorce, Italian Style and Seduced and Abandoned, Sicilian social satires with sexual shenanigans, not rated, in Italian with subtitles, The Screen, 473-6494, 3.5 chiles A 40ish, married aristocrat runs cold for his overly cheerful spouse but hot for his cousin, who's still in high school -- one run by nuns, in fact.
Noted Hollywood director Spike Lee tends to unfairly portray Italians in his films, an Italian-American group alleges.
By Kerstin Gehmlich CANNES, France (Reuters) - Italian director Nanni Moretti brought his cinematic swipe at former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to the Cannes film festival on Monday, bringing yet more politics to the competition's screens.
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