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Laura Cotta Ramosino

Laura Cotta Ramosino has been working since 2005 as story editor for Rai Uno (the national Italian broadcaster). She has given lectures in the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Palermo and Milan and collaborates with the Master’s program in Production and Writing for TV and Cinema at the Catholic University of Milan. With Cristiano Dognini she is the author of “Tutto quello che sappiamo su Roma l’abbiamo imparato a Hollywood”, a book about the representation of ancient history in modern cinematography. She is a regular contributor for the annual publication “Scegliere un film” and for Italian websites such as www.sentieridelcinema.it andwww.familycinematv.it.


Noah: provocative but thoughtful
14 Apr 2014 | POPCORN |
tags: Bible films, film reviews
The controversial film is flawed but more than an anti-human parable.


Divergent: another teen trilogy about growing pains
11 Apr 2014 | POPCORN |
tags: dystopia, teen movies
In a dystopian Chicago, a 16-year-old girl discovers her inner strengths.


Dreams do come true
24 Jan 2014 | POPCORN |
tags: Ben Stiller, fantasy
Ben Stiller's updated The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a delightful fantasy.


A complex moral drama in Middle-earth
30 Dec 2013 | POPCORN |
tags: film reviews
The second instalment of The Hobbit trilogy is both surprisingly entertaining and thoughtful.


Catching Fire shows how to make a brilliant sequel
9 Dec 2013 | POPCORN |
tags: media ethics, teen movies, The Hunger Games
Great acting, a gripping story, relevant themes: what more could you want?


Gravity
11 Oct 2013 | POPCORN |
tags: science fiction, space fantasy, suspense
Oscar-worthy photography, a thrilling story, deep human themes... in short, a winner.


Elysium
1 Oct 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: dystopia, film reviews
It's District 9 again, but less successful thanks to its obsession with the present.


Slicing through yakuza and ninjas
9 Aug 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: boxoffice, films, Japan, The Wolverine
In his sixth appearance as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is still morose, moody and charismatic.


“World War Z”
9 Jul 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: family values, film reviews, zombies
Despite its absurd premise, Brad Pitt's latest film is intelligent entertainment with a deep sense of family values.


“Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”
30 May 2013 | POPCORN |
tags: graphic novel, Tommy Wirkola, Westerns
As the fairy tale goes, Hansel and Gretel are abandoned in the forest by their father and end up kidnapped by a witch who imprisons them in her marzipan house. The children manage to kill the witch and become famous as invincible witch hunters -- which is why they are summoned to Ausburg, a town where many children have disappeared... Hansel and Gretel begin to investigate, but behind the abductions is a powerful grand-witch who knows many secrets hidden in their past...


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