8 Friends to Save is a 2006 film directed by Frank Marshall and written by David DiGilio, starring Paul Walker, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood and eight sled dogs. The film is based on an actual event and was produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the remake of the Japanese film Antarctica (1983).
35 films waiting for Christmas
Home Alone is a 1990 film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus
30 years ago Mom came out I missed the plane
Shining (The Shining) is a 1980 film directed by Stanley Kubrick and co-written by him with Diane Johnson. Based on the novel of the same name written by Stephen King in 1977, the film tells the drama of a family who must spend the winter in total isolation in a hotel in the high mountains. The son, little Danny, proves to possess a complex of extrasensory faculties, here called the shining (translated as “the shining”), which lead him to have visions of the dark past of the place and of future events.
Shininh, a 40-year nightmare
Fargo is a 1996 film written and directed by the Coen brothers. Presented at the 49th Cannes Film Festival, where it won the award for best director, it also won two Oscars, for best original screenplay and for best actress, Frances McDormand. The other protagonists of the film are William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare.
Fargo, the special on the tv series
Doctor Živago (Doctor Zhivago) is a 1965 film directed by David Lean, starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Alec Guinness and Rod Steiger. Based on the novel of the same name by Boris Pasternak who in 1958 won the Nobel Prize for literature, was presented in competition at the 19th Festival of Canne and won five Golden Globes and five Oscars, including the one for music with the famous Lara theme by Maurice Jarre. In 1998 the American Film Institute placed it in 39th place in the ranking of the best one hundred US films of all time.
The Thing (The Thing) is a 1982 film by ohn Carpenter, loosely based on the horror-science fiction story The Thing from Another World (Who Goes There ?, 1938) by John W. Campbell, already at the basis of the film The Thing to Another World (1951) produced by Howard Hawks. The screenplay is about a group of researchers from an American scientific base in Antarctica, grappling with a parasitic extraterrestrial life form, crashed to Earth, with the ability to assume the appearance of beings with which it comes into contact, constantly changing its appearance.
It’s a Wonderful Life is a 1946 film directed by Frank Capra. The plot centers on George Bailey, a man born and raised in a small rural town who, after giving up dreams and aspirations all his life in order to help others, seized by desperation, is on the verge of committing suicide on the evening of the eve. Christmas. A guardian angel sent by God will come to her rescue, thanks to her prayers and those of friends and family.
Vacanze di Natale is a 1983 comedy directed by Carlo Vanzina The film came out on the wave of the success of Sapore di mare (1983), of which we find some interpreters (Jerry Calà, Christian De Sica, Karina Huff), together with new entries such as Claudio Amendola and Stefania Sandrelli. Over time it has become the forerunner of a film trend called “cinepanettone”.
Smilla’s Sense of Snow is a 1997 film directed by Bille August. The subject is based on the 1992 novel of the same name (original title in Danish: Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for sne) written by Peter Høeg. Among the main performers of the thriller genre film, we find Julia Ormond, Gabriel Byrne, Richard Harris, Jim Broadbent and Tom Wilkinson.
The Day After Tomorrow – The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 film directed by Roland Emmerich. It is an apocalyptic science fiction story of the catastrophic vein scripted by Emmerich himself.
30 Days of Night is a 2007 film directed by David Slade, starring Josh Hartnett and Melissa George, based on the comic series of the same name by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith. The film had a sequel called 30 Days of Darkness II.
The Big White is a 2005 film directed by Mark Mylod. The main performers are Robin Williams, Holy Hunter, Giovanni Ribisi, Alison Lohman and Woody Harrelson
The Gray is a survivor thriller, directed by Joe Carnahan and starring Liam Neeson, based on the story Ghost Walker by Ian Mackenzie Jeffers, author of the screenplay together with the director.
Grand Budapest Hotel (The Grand Budapest Hotel) is a 2014 film written, directed and co-produced by Wes Anderson. The film, which won wide critical acclaim, was chosen as the opening film of the 64th edition of the International Film Festival of Berlin cinema winning the Grand Jury Prize. He was also nominated for Academy Awards in nine different categories, winning four statuettes.
Everest is a 2015 film directed by Baltasar Kormákur. The film, which opened the 72nd edition of the Venice International Film Festival, narrates the disastrous Everest expedition that took place in 1996
The Hateful Eight is a 2015 western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Channing Tatum and Bruce Dern. Oscar for the best soundtrack composed by Ennio Morricone
The Revenant – Redivivo (The Revenant) is a 2015 film, directed, co-written and co-produced by Alejandro González Iñárritu. The film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, flanked by Tom Hardy, Will Poulter and Domhnall Gleeson, has won many awards: 3 Golden Globes out of 4 nominations, 5 BAFTA awards out of 9 nominations and 3 Academy Awards out of 12 nominations, including the award for “Best Actor” to Leonardo DiCaprio, who with this film achieves his first Oscar win
Wind River is a 2017 film written and directed by Taylor Sheridan. The main cast includes Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen and Jon Bernthal. The film concludes a trilogy of scripts written by Sheridan, after Sicario and Hell or High Water, which address the theme of the modern American frontier
The Mountain Between Us is a 2017 film directed by Hany Abu-Assad. The film is a film adaptation of the novel The Mountain Between Us, by writer Charles Martin, released in 2011. The protagonists of the film are Idris Elba and Kate Winslet.
The Snowman is a 2017 film directed by Tomas Alfredson, based on the novel of the same name by Jo Nesbø. The main performers are Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer and JK Simmons
Hold the Dark is a 2018 film directed by Jeremy Saulnier. The film, based on William Giraldi’s novel of the same name, tells of a retired naturalist called to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a child. The main cast includes Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgård, Riley Keough and James Badge Dale.
Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 film, directed by Peter Farrelly and starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels
Groundhog Day is a 1993 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.
Frozen is a 2013 film directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, 53rd Disney classic and fifth film of the Disney Revival. Freely inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen, it is a computer-animated feature film. On 2 March 2014, the film won two Oscars: best animated film and best song (Let It Go in the original, All’alba sorgerò in Italian).
30 Seconds Left (Runaway Train) is a 1985 film directed by Andrei Končalovskij, Soviet director on his ninth work. Story by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, uncredited. The screenplay is partly the work of writer and actor Edward Bunker, who stars in the film. It was presented in competition at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival.
The Grinch (Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas) is a 2000 film directed by Ron Howard based on the book of the same name by Dr. Seuss. The film stars Jim Carrey as the Grinch, a performance that would become one of Carrey’s most beloved and iconic. Among numerous awards, she won an Oscar for best makeup.
White Christmas is a 1954 film directed by Michael Curtiz, who launched VistaVision, a panoramic process developed by Paramount Pictures The dance scenes and musical numbers are directed by Robert Alton. The protagonists are Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Dean Jagg
I’m Thinking of Ending Things is a 2020 film written and directed by Charlie Kaufman. The film is the film adaptation of Iain Reid’s novel of the same name. The cast consists of Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette., David Thewlis and Guy Boyd
The White Nights is a 1957 film directed by Luchino Visconti, based on the story of the same name by Fyodor Dostoevskij. The protagonists are Maria Schell, Marcello Mastroianni and Jean Marais
Winter Holidays is a 1959 film, the forty-first directed by Camillo Mastrocinque, starring Alberto Sordi and Vittorio De Sica. It was made in the wake of a previous film in which Sordi himself had starred the previous year, Gianni Franciolini’s Summer Tales, set in summer, however, on the sea of Rapallo. According to some, the film was a forerunner of the current Cinepanettoni.