On December 13, European filmmakers, EFA Members, guests, nominees and winners will gather in Riga for the 27th European Film Awards.
Happy Birthday Giorgio Diritti
Giorgio Diritti: One of Italy’s Best Kept Secrets. Director, screenwriter, film editor and story-teller supreme Giorgio Diritti was born in Bologna in 1959 and started his…
Guarda Chi Si Vede: Lorenzo Richelmy
We’re in the middle of binge watching the Netflix series, Marco Polo, and we’re loving Lorenzo Richelmy.
Virna Lisi Remembered
Virnia Lisa Pieralisi, or Virna Lisa, as we knew her, was born in Ancona, Italy in 1936 and died yesterday in Rome. Known to many as a “blonde bombshell”, she worked…
Happy Birthday Claudia Gerini
Claudia you never seem age! Maybe we should just forget it’s your birthday and pretend you never do!
It Was A Very Good Year
The American Problem: A Grumpy Editorial
A post-game analysis of the European Film Awards, held this past Saturday blames America for raining on their parade; Americans just don’t get it. But wait, what is it that…
A Tribute To Christian De Sica, King of Cinepanettone
Since the Cinepanettone King decided to step down and this is the first post-DeSica year in Italy (and the beginning of the new “Cinepanettone 2.0, as it is being called),…
Best European Comedy 2014: La Mafia Uccide Solo D’Estate
Dedicating his award to the victims of the Italian mafia, “Pif” has won for his bittersweet comedy, La Mafia Uccide Solo D’Estate, The Mafia Only Kills In The…
Meet Marco Polo And His Dad: Lorenzo Richelmy and Pierfrancesco Favino
The Netflix Series Marco Polo stars two of our favorites, Pierfrancesco Favino and Lorenzo Richelmy.
Inside The Mind Of Leonardo – 3D
Opening December 19 in New York and LA, a biographical narrative of Leonardo Da Vinci, using his own words, for those who like having their minds blown.
Young Stars in the Italian Galaxy
No Italian Shooting Star this year? Mannaggia! Italy is exploding with young talent.
Human Capital: In Theaters January 2015
Paolo Virzì’s Academy Award submission,Il Capitale Umano (Human Capital) is coming to a theater (hopefully near you) in January and this is a definite DO NOT MISS.
Italian Christmas Movies To Deck The Halls To
For cozy weekend holiday entertainment, try some Cinepanettone on speed.
La Memoria Degli Altri: Il Cinema di Roberto Andò
Marco Olivieri Knows Cinema Genius When He Sees It.
Beware The Sandman (And Dario Argento. And Iggy Pop.)
Friends! Romans! Countrymen! Lend us your… eyes — while you still have them, that is.
New On Netflix: Bella Addormentata
Marco Bellocchio’s ‘Bella Addormentata’ (Dormant Beauty) is overflowing with beautiful women in one state of unconsciousness or another and people who are…
Italian Movies Coming In 2015
Non ci posso credere! 2015 is going to be a BIG year for Italian cinema!
Scusate Se Esisto
“Excuse me for living” is the movie that (finally) gives Paola Cortellesi the chance to shine like the superstar that she is.
Ogni Maledetto Natale
It’s love at first sight for Massimo and Giulia and they make a cute couple, but they have baggage. We all do.
#VeryGoodLooking in Italian Cinema #BlackAndWhite
All those classic old b&w images of the old stars…the new ones look just as glamorous.
Liked The Movie? Read The Book!
Read English language versions of these great Italian movies.
Improve Your Italian With Italian Movies
As an ESL teacher I use videos and listening exercises to help my students improve their English, and I use the same methods to improve my Italian. Here’s your assignment:
For Your Weekend Viewing, Instant Gratification From Netflix and Amazon
Look at all this instant viewing! The collection is growing! Watch an Italian movie this weekend.
Contemporary Italian Movies Available On Amazon Instant Video
It’s a pretty good selection: all the Italian films I’ve found (so far) on Amazon Instant Video.
10 Best Italian Films of the Year
The best of the year, in no particular order…
Here’s Your Chance To See Italy’s Submission to the Academy Awards: Human Capital
It’s making the film festival rounds and it is a DO NOT MISS if it comes to your area.
Ten Exciting Directors Changing Italian Cinema
Paolo Sorrentino (La Grande Bellezza) and Paolo Virzì (Il Capitale Umano) are running the show right now, and they are doing a great job, but there are lots of others that are…
8 Italian Movies For Manly Men
Here are some movies for guys; shooting, sex, and blood guaranteed.
10 Things I’ve Learned From Italian Movies
Italian Movies Are Educational
Top Ten Reasons To Pay Attention To Italian Cinema Right Now
1) It’s Easier To Find Italian Movies These Days. Though there is still the problem of distribution laws and what can and can’t be legally streamed, there are still…
If you know an Italian movie lover, here’s what they want for Christmas, and if you’re the Italian movie lover, here’s a list you’ll want to…
How did I miss this? Terraferma is available for streaming on Netflix!
The Best and the Worst of 2014? Ciak Magazine wants your input.
Thanksgiving in Rome! Here are some things I am thankful for.
Here in Rome, cinema has taken a backseat to eating, drinking, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and Borghese Park. Thank you, Enoteca Corsi, Via del Gesu 87/88, for…
Six months of tax credits for the film industry have paid off; Italy seems to have reclaimed some ground in international film production and is attracting…
Happy birthday to Italy’s Lucille Ball, the talented, funny, beautiful, gracious, and all around adorable Paola Cortellesi. La Cortellesi turns 40 today but she only gets…
Prince Antonio Focas Flavio Angelo Ducas Comneno De Curtis di Bisanzio Gagliardi, otherwise known as Totò, “il principe della risata” (the prince of laughter), was an…
The first thing I asked the cab driver here in Naples, “What’s playing at the movies?”, and his immediate, enthusiastic answer: Ogni Maledetto Natale!