Toni Servillo as Jep Gambardella in Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty, courtesy of Janus Films
Even though we all love American Hustle, Gravity and Wolf of Wall Street,
the Oscar film that has us buzzing the most is Best Foreign Language Film nominee The Great Beauty — which lives up to its name as one of the most gorgeous films of the year. The fashion, the parties, the breathtaking Roman backdrop… It all swirls around aging bon vivant Jep, a journalist who wrote a best-seller 40 years ago and hasn’t found much success since. Instead, he throws lavish Gatsby-style bashes for the city’s elite. But just like with Jay Gatsby, the opulence isn’t quite enough…

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