October is huge here: 1) On October 18, I Love Italian Movies Will Be 3 years old. 2) Along with our birthday, we'll be celebrating 1000 posts. 3) And October 20 is the birthday of my favorite actor, Luigi Lo Cascio. To celebrate, tomorrow I'll be launching our biggest
Variety Magazine makes a very good case for the need for an over haul for the foreign language oscar, one that I've been trying to make for years but they've said it better.
A committee comprised of 9 people from Italy that I've never heard of made a wise decision; Paolo Sorrentino's 'La Grande Bellezza' (The Great Beauty) will be Italy's film to be considered for Best Foreign Film. This doesn't mean that it will be nominated; we'll have to wait until January
Look for Maria Sole Tognazzi's 'Viaggio Sola' (A Five Star Life) in American theaters in spring of 2014! Not on my top 10 list of "Most Hoped For Italian Films To Open In America", I'm still pleased to hear about any Margherita Buy movie coming here. Viaggio
I was just wondering what was going on with Giuseppe Tornatore's 'La Migliore Offerta' (The Best Offer) and was nosing around to see if I could find out anything about US distribution. In January it had been reported that a deal with Sony was in "advanced stages" but I heard nothing
1) If you absolutely require explosions, galactic battles and fancy special effects, you'll probably never get attatched to Italian movies, but if you appreciate low budget/anti-Hollywood movies, you're in luck. Italian directors can't, even it they want to, make big
This is your chance to show everybody that you support your own filmmakers, Italians; two celebrated movies are opening in a theaters near you this weekend. I'll be watching and hoping for big box office results for: The winner of this year's Leone D'Oro, Gianfranco Rosi's 'Sacro Gra'