In 1962, casually racist Italian-American bouncer Tony "Lip" Vallelonga and Don Shirley, a gifted Jamaican-American musician, had very little in common — yet a road trip through the South led to these two becoming friends. The movie Green Book, which was co-written by Lip's son, Nick Vallelonga, is about this life-changing journey. The movie draws...

Mi è capitato molte volte di andare a vedere un film italiano a New York. Ma è la prima volta che mi è capitato di andare a vedere un film che è anche un po’ mio. Lunedì 10 dicembre, alla Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò della New York University è stato presentato Easy – Un viaggio facile facile, film di chiusura del N.I.C.E. – New Italian Cinema Even...

Packed house at Montclair State University, with over 200 people, for the NJ Premiere of Sicilian Ghost Story, a mesmerizing film directed by Antonio Piazza and Fabio Grassadonia, which The New York Times called “divine” as it selected it as a Critic’s Pick last week. A simultaneously lyrical and nightmarish rendition of the brutal kidnapping and l...

From The Godfather to The Sopranos, the most prominent depictions of Italian-Americans in pop culture often come from stories about organized crime. But as thrilling as watching criminals wake up to find bloody horse heads in their beds may be, I’ve always felt a sense of disappointment when trying to connect to these stories. As the great-granddau...

Herschell Gordon Lewis earned the moniker “godfather of gore” in the early ‘60s when he created the splatter subgenre in horror with Blood Feast. But it didn’t take long before another director would earn and share the title; Italian maestro Lucio Fulci. Fulci began his film career as a documentary director before switching gears and shifting into...

Michael Angarano plays the role of Jack’s brother in This Is Us. When fans heard that the character, whose name is Nicky Pearson, was being played by Angarano they had a lot of questions. Who is Michael Angarano?A native of Brooklyn, New York, Angarano is of Italian descent. His mother runs three successful dance studios in the area, all of which a...

American singer Lady Gaga broke down into tears after she honoured Bradley Cooper at the American Cinematheque Award Presentation in Beverly Hills for his accomplishments in Hollywood. During her speech, the six-time Grammy winner opened up about how her 'A Star is Born' co-star, helped her open up through her role, confirmed E!Online. "I felt comf...

Many extremely interesting things are happening and will happen in the community that in Baltimore celebrates Italy and its cultural and artistic heritage. These activities, which have been running alongside others for some time, are carried out by the Italian Cultural Center of Maryland, thanks to a capable and committed staff led by an Italian wo...

"I'm calling about a missing boy." Netflix has released a new US trailer for the film Happy as Lazzaro, originally titled Lazzaro felice, the latest film by acclaimed Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher (Corpo Celeste, The Wonders). This trailer celebrates the release of the film on Netflix today, for those who would like to catch this acclaimed, sh...

“I have no expectations. I’m not the kind of person who expects anything from life, but I think the American audience will be able recognize a movie made with both heart and guts.” The Calabrian actor Marcello Fonte officially opened the 2018 edition of the Cinema Italian Style festival on November 13th with an intense speech from the stage of the...