In “Actress Superlatives”, she’s Most Versatile.
Augurone Paola Cortellesi! I Love Paola!
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…
Totò Apparently Set The Bar Pretty High
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…
I’m In Italy So Let The Cinepanettone Begin
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!
Finally! The “Effie Gray” Trailer With Riccardo Scamarcio
Don’t blink or you’ll miss him!
Italian Movie Fans: Good Facebook Follows
Make sure you “LIKE” and follow these English language Facebook pages to keep up on the latest Italian movies coming to you.
Catch It Before It’s Gone! Cinema Italian Style 2014
Very cool lineup – very cool video.
Happy Birthday Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Turning 50 today, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi may very well be one of the hottest commodities in European cinema.
Your ‘I Love Italian Movies’ Checklist
You love Italian movies too? Here’s what you need to do RIGHT NOW.
(Over) 10 Hours of Binge Watching Italian Chick Flicks
My criterion for labeling these “chick flicks”? I loved them, my husband, not so much.
#TBT Pane e Tulipani: Bread and Tulips
I’ve been begging you to see Bread and Tulips for years and you haven’t done it yet? Scemo!
10 Hours of Bing Watching: Italian Mafia Movies
We Americans are into “binge-watching”, so open a bottle of wine, order a pizza, and queue up these Italian mafia movies for day on the couch.
For Veterans Day: Spike Lee’s Miracle at St. Anna
Miracle at St. Anna is historical fiction, Spike Lee’s touching tribute to the African-Americans in World War II, the Buffalo Soldiers. Segregated from the white guy part of…
Cinema Italian Style: Los Angeles, November 13-18
Amazing lineup of Italian films for those of you in the Los Angeles area!
Nominated For Best European Comedy: Pif!
Nominated for Best European Comedy - LA MAFIA UCCIDE SOLO D’ESTATE, THE MAFIA ONLY KILLS IN THE SUMMER!
European Film Award Nominations Are Out And…Congratulations Paolo Virzì!
Nominated! Paolo Virzi for European Director Valeria Bruni Tedeschi for European Actress
Lucky Winners of Free Tickets to Roberto Andò’s ‘Viva La Libertà’
Congratulations to Anthony Taddeo and Sal Auricchio, winners of tickets to the New York City opening weekend of Roberto Andò’s Viva La Libertà (Long Live Freedom).
Distrib Films Brings Roberto Andò’s ‘Viva La Libertà’ to the US: Opens Friday in NYC
Distrib Films US’s first Italian release opens Friday in New York City and it’s a good one - Viva La Libertà, Long Live Freedom with Toni Servillo.
#VeryGoodLooking in Italian Cinema #BlackAndWhite
All those classic old b&w images of the old stars…the new ones look just as glamorous.
Italian Cinema: Remembering Those Who Have Passed
We Catholics like to remember the dead this time of year. Let’s remember these very beautiful cinematic souls and saints.
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.
Dario Argento’s ‘The Sandman’ starring Iggy Pop: You Can Help Them Make This Movie!
Support The Maestro Dario Argento and his creative freedom as he crafts his most HORRIFIC FILM EVER!
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…
Attention New Yorkers and anyone in the New York area this weekend: Distrib Films has given us two pairs of tickets for the opening weekend of…
The star and “straight man” of Sydney Sibilia’s ‘Smetto Quando Voglio’, I Can Quit When I Want, Valeria Solarino is an actress who can do it…
The recently released Blu-ray of a once rare film that features six short films from some of Italy’s most important post-WW II filmmakers is a must see…
Buon Compleanno Kim Rossi Stuart His father was an actor, his mother a model, and he quit school at age 14 to act full-time. Though he…
Editor Nigel Maskell has everything you need for your Halloween viewing on his website, The Italian Film Review.
“I bring to the cinema my memories and sentiments. It’s a story in which everything is reinvented to look for the truth. Much if of it…
I’m an American with not so much as an Italian grandma to give me a shred of credibility but that doesn’t seem to stop me from…
If you liked book, you’ll love the movie.
Where would Gianni Di Gregorio be if not making films? “Dead under a bridge. Alcoholic, at least.”