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About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina

“Oh f*&k, don’t make me do this, Garth” – Why Rooney Mara wanted to run from “Mary Magdalene”

Garth Davis and Rooney Mara re-team to tell the untold story of Mary Magdalene. Garth was “shocked that this story has never been told before”. When he presented the idea to Rooney, her first response was “Oh fuck – don’t … Continue reading

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David Oyelowo – “Only do it if it’s the only thing in the world you want to do”

David Oyelowo stars alongside Charlize Theron and Joel Egerton in “Gringo”, in a role like no other we’ve seen him do before. I caught up with David to talk about his new film and why it was important to him … Continue reading

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Allison Janney – “People didn’t know what to do with me”

After what feels like forever, finally Irish audiences can check out Allison Janney and Margot Robbie’s oscar worthy performances in “I, Tonya” as it hits our cinemas today. Recently I caught up with the brilliant Allison Janney, who has been … Continue reading

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From Pinky Promises to the Oscars – Steve Rogers and Craig Gillespie talk “I, Tonya”

When writer, Steve Rogers, sealed the deal to turn Tonya Harding’s life story into a film, with a pinky promise, the last place he thought he would be going to was the Oscars! But, the film that tells the story … Continue reading

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Repeal The Eighth

Only a few months ago I walked past some pregnancy test shelves and thought to myself, wow that’s a period of my life that is now over. It was hard to comprehend that as pregnancy tests have been a very … Continue reading

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Review: “The Post”

For the first time ever, Hollywood heavy weights, Meryl Streep, Tim Hanks and Stephen Spielberg come together on the big screen to tell the story that shook America to its core – the discovery of the Pentagon papers. The Papers … Continue reading

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Review: “The Commuter”

The Commuter Stop the train – I want to get off. Not because something sinister is happening on the train but because I can’t believe what I am watching! We all loved the fact that in his mid 50s, Liam … Continue reading

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