Mambo Italiano serves up Montreal’s Little Italy, its inhabitants and the comic tribulations of Angelo Barberini (Luke Kirby), a gay, second-generation Italian-Canadian. Here, the impediment to true love is "coming out." This movie is lighter than a cannoli. It’s amusing, but rarely laugh-out-loud.
Bollywood/Hollywood is an Americanized, cross-cultural take on the popular movies churned out by the Indian film industry. It’s Pretty Woman meets Monsoon Wedding. Take away the brown skin and saris and you’re left with an inexpertly executed romantic comedy that pretends to be about culture clash but isn’t.
The Milky Way (’68) is both one of Luis Buñuel's most specific and most obscure films. Never having achieved the popularity of such other late-period works as the Spanish director’s Belle de Jour (’67) and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (’72), The Milky Way is a film about Christian heresies through the centuries. The famed Spanish surrealist presents his customary dose of deadpan absurdist humor.
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