Raffaele Chiarulli

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 http://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.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
22 Jun 2017 | POPCORN |  
Worse than the best Pirates installment but still better than the worst.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
17 Nov 2016 | POPCORN |  
tags: film reviews
Our hero is not exactly a lone wolf, answerable only to his conscience.

Lessons about life at Monsters University
3 Sep 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: education of children, film reviews, universities
In the world of Pixar, no one is alone: we all need friends.

“Olympus Has Fallen”
28 May 2013 | POPCORN |  
tags: action movies, Antoine Fuqua
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 |  
tags: action movies, film reviews
Shane Black has successfully reinvented Iron Man with a combination of humour and depth.

A Good Day to Die Hard
20 Feb 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: film reviews
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 |  
tags: film reviews
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 |  
tags: film reviews, movies, religion, Scientology
One of America's most pomising directors, Paul Thomas Anderson, turns his attention to the quest for salvation through a modern, Scientology-like religion.

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