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Cinema Paradiso


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  • Tornatore isn't able to let two minutes pass without having pint-sized cutie-pie and überscamp Salvatore Cascio offer a cheeky grin direct to the camera – it's so much easier than actually giving the character any kind of complexity, depth or texture. And when we're not given assuring smiles or end-of-the-pier high-jinx, that's when Ennio Morricone's godawful score is allowed to hector and dominate, thrashing down everything in its toxically saccharine wake.