Alì Ha Gli Occhi Azzurri (Alì Blue Eyes)

Alì Ha Gli Occhi Azzurri from director Claudio Giovannesi has been getting a lot of attention, showing up at film festivals, even winning once in a while and for good reason.  Italians, who are a good-hearted and charitable people, had

Italy At Cannes

Anybody going to Cannes? Coming up from May 15-26, two movies will represent Italy at the Film Festival, one in and one out of competition. Paolo Sorrentino, who seems to like to keep us guessing with movies that seem nothing alike and gave us  Il Divo in 2008, This

Additional Information For Open Roads: New Italian Cinema

Tickets for Open Roads: New Italian Cinema screenings will go on sale to Film Society Members on Tuesday, May 14 and to the general public on Thursday,

Viaggio Sola: Now Playing In Italy And Coming Soon To New York

Maria Sole Tognazzi's 'Viaggio Sola' opened yesterday in Italian theaters and she'll bring it to New York in June for Open Roads: New Italian Cinema.

Italian Movies Available In Discs From Netflix

There are quite a few Italian movies that you can still get in disc form from Netflix. These are most of them since 2000; if it's not here I didn't think it was worth mentioning for a variety of reasons, but if you think an important one is missing, let me know!

Get Watching!


Festa Del Cinema: May 9-16

Attention Italians: Go to the movies! Let me rephrase that.  Attention Italians: Go to Italian movies! In all of Italy from the 9th until the 16th of May there will be a celebration of movies (all movies, but GO TO THE ITALIAN ONES) and Italians should take advantage of it - a Cinema Festival will

Italian Movies: New Updated Netflix Info

Great movies you can watch instantly from Netflix! [caption id="attachment_9399" align="aligncenter" width="492"]This Must Be the Place

Dear Netflix, We The People Demand More Foreign Films

I've been getting emails and comments from people who are frustrated with Netflix, and I urge you all to write your own letters and let them know that they could do better.

Dear Netflix,


Sorrentino and ‘La Grande Bellezza’ Are Going To Cannes

It's Official: Paolo Sorrentino's 'The Great Beauty', 'La Grande Bellezza' starring Toni Servillo will be in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. This will be the fifth time that Sorrentino has brought a film to Cannes. "I thank the festival for inviting me and

A Little ‘Pane e Tulipani’

Pane e Tulipani always cheers me up - here's the scene in the night club when Don Backy sings Frasi D'Amore. Just for fun, here's Don in his earlier years, when he originally sang it.