October: A Really Big Month For 'I Love Italian Movies'

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

ACAB Free On YouTube

If you don't need subtitles, you can watch A.C.A.B for free on YouTube. Read my review of ACAB A.C.A.B. is a cop movie without heroes or villains and without answers to any of the questions that you already

Finally A Viable Candidate From Italy For An Oscar: The Great Beauty

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

Happy Birthday Elio Germano

I loved birthday boy Elio Germano in Ferzan Ozpetek's adorable comedy, Magnifica Presenza (Magnificent Haunting) and Daniele Luchetti's 'La Nostra Vita' (Our Life), but the easiest of his films to find in the US is Mio Fratello

Maria Sole Tognazzi's 'Viaggio Sola' Coming To The US

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

Dante Ferretti Exhibit at the MoMA

From the MoMA website: Museum of Modern Art, 11 W 53rd St New York, NY 10019 (212) 708-9400

Dante Ferretti: Design and Construction for the Cinema

September 28, 2013–February 9, 2014Theater 1 Gallery, T1 First

Tornatore's 'The Best Offer' Making Money Around The World

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

10 Reasons To Love Italian Movies Right Now

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 Weekend In Italian Movie Theaters

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'