Raffaele Chiarulli is a graduate in the Disciplines of Art, Music and Entertainment and a PhD in Media Studies at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, where he attended the prestigious Master Program in Script-Writing and Production for TV Fiction and Cinema. He has written essays for the international journals Comunicazioni sociali and Comunicazioni sociali on-line. As a movie critic, he wrote several reviews for the Italian magazines Duellanti, Itinerari mediali, Graffiti, Tracce and Studi cattolici; for the web-sites www.sentieridelcinema.it and www.familycinematv.it; for the yearbook Scegliere un film.
In 2012 he wrote a stage adaptation for schools of the children’s story Natale a Milano by the African storyteller Mugabo Uwihanganye. His doctoral dissertation, a study on the relations between playwriting and screenwriting in the production practices of the Hollywood of the Golden Age, will be published by Vita e pensiero in 2013.
Lessons about life at Monsters University
3 Sep 2013 | FEATURES |
In the world of Pixar, no one is alone: we all need friends.
“Olympus Has Fallen”
28 May 2013 | POPCORN |
After a band of North Korean terrorists’ attack and nearly destroy the White House, they take the President and his staff hostage and barricade themselves in an underground bunker where they plan a nuclear holocaust.
Iron Man 3
29 Apr 2013 | FEATURES |
Shane Black has successfully reinvented Iron Man with a combination of humour and depth.
A Good Day to Die Hard
20 Feb 2013 | FEATURES |
Entertaining for action movie lovers, but not a patch on the early films of the Die Hard franchise.
The Last Stand
11 Feb 2013 | FEATURES |
Arnold Scwartzenegger is back on the big screen, as a real old-time hero - one we have all been missing.
The Master: meditation on a lost soul
15 Jan 2013 | FEATURES |
One of America's most pomising directors, Paul Thomas Anderson, turns his attention to the quest for salvation through a modern, Scientology-like religion.