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A Magnificence Suitable to a People Who Styled Themselves the Masters of the World

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The only merit of the administration of Carinus that history could record, or poetry celebrate, was the uncommon splendor with which, in his own and his brother’s name, he exhibited the Roman games of the theatre, … Continue reading

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“The Great Beauty”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: A fanciful jaunt through modern-day Rome seen through the eyes of a nearing-the-end-of-the-road libertine, “The Great Beauty” consciously evokes Fellini, though it’s free of Fellini’s attenuation and his lordly high-handedness. Writer-director Paolo Sorrentino has the advertising-soaked sensibility … Continue reading

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