Author Archives: The Bellissimo Files

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

Review: “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Set in 1970s Harlem, “If Beale Street Could Talk” tells the heart breaking love story of Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne) and Alonzo ‘Fonny’ Hunt (Stephan James). At a time they should be celebrating their love and the beginning of a … Continue reading

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Lewis Capaldi Talks Selling Out Gigs, Being BFFs with Niall Horan & Vacuum Cleaners!

His gig may have been cancelled due to no equipment, but that didn’t stop Lewis Capaldi putting on a surprise gig in Dublin last week. I got to speak to him about that, being “best mates” with Niall Horan and … Continue reading

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“We’re going to face challenges, whether we choose them or they choose us – it’s what we decide to do about them that counts” – Mark Pollock

Mark Pollock is one of the most inspirational people I have ever come across. Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark went on to compete in ultra-endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps including being the first blind … Continue reading

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Getting The Chop Has Never Felt So Good!

  Just over two years ago, my daughter got her hair cut.       About a year later, my alopecia came back and it was at it’s worst ever.     In researching what I could do for my … Continue reading

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My Word For 2019 …

January 1st, 2019 – when it comes to the clock striking 12 o’clock and the beginning of a new year, the rules are, there are no rules! Do you – whatever that may be. If you feel it’s new year, … Continue reading

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“Motherhood Is Frightening”-Sandra Bullock on Motherhood, Seeking Goodness & Netflix Film “Bird Box”

Sandra Bullock stars as Malorie, a mum who must scale a river blindfolded, in order to get her and her children to safety, in the new Netflix film, “Bird Box” (drops on 21 December). I caught up with Sandra to … Continue reading

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Mat Whitecross Shares Coldplay Living Out Their Dreams in, “Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams”

Documentary Maker Mat Whitecross turned a camera on Coldplay 20 years ago, before they were even a band. He recently pressed stopped on his camera and now brings us the inspiring, behind the scenes, making of the band documentary that … Continue reading

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