The "Should Have Wons"

It's a great year for Italian cinema and the David di Donatellos, the Golden Globes, The Nastri D'Argentos,and even the American Academy Awards proved that. But in all the excitement, some excellent work was not properly rewarded.

The Updated Gay Guide To Italian Movies

The Gay Guide, though in no ways definitive, can give you some idea of what is happening in Italian Cinema these days. I've cleaned it up a bit and added a couple of films. Please tell me about ones that I've missed. CHECK OUT THE NEWLY UPDATED GAY GUIDE TO

Cleveland (Ohio) Italian Film Festival

The Cleveland Italian Film Festival has chosen some great films this year:

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We Will Turn Our Attention and Resources To Italian Cinema

Production company Medusa Film has announced titles that will be part of the 2014-15 line-up with comedies,  Paolo Sorrentino, Silvio Muccino and Daniele Luchetti. Giampaolo Letta has announced that Medusa will invest 45 million euro

Il Capitale Umano (Human Capital) From Paolo Virzì

Il Capitale Umano is director Paolo Virzì's grand-slam home run, a film based on a book by Stephen Amidon that was begging to be a movie.

Piccola Patria: Director Alessandro Rossetto's Dark Portrait of Love And Redemption

I have to admit, it took me a while to fully appreciate the bright side in director Alessandro Rossetto's first feature length film, Piccola Patria.

Get To Know The Nastro D’Argento Nominated Directors: Paolo Virzì

It's the next big thing, the one to beat, and Italians liked it better than 'La Grande Bellezza'; Paolo Virzì's 'Il Capitale Umano' (Human Capital) will surely be next year's Oscar entry. Paolo Virzì took a fascinating book written by American

Get To Know The Nastro D’Argento Nominated Directors: Alice Rohrwacher

If Italy has a darling, it's probably 33-year-old Alice Rohrwacher, this year's Grand Prix winner at the Cannes Film Festival for her second feature-length film, Le Meraviglie (The Wonders).

Get To Know The Nastro D’Argento Nominated Directors: Ferzan Ozpetek

Originally from Turkey, director Ferzan Ozpetek, now an Italian citizen, has changed Italy forever. Ozpetek, famous for his big, star-studded ensemble casts, has almost single-handedly yanked the country out of the closet with movies that put homosexuality squarely into the mainstream