“Wikipedia is wrong!” Lucy DeVito says. “I was born in Los Angeles, not New York, but my parents and I would come here a lot, so I feel like a New Yorker.” The oldest of Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman’s three children finally made it official 10 years ago, when she moved here. Now 34, she’s starring in off-Broadway’s “Hot Mess.” From Brooklyn’s Clin...

Luca Guadagnino—the Italian movie director whose 2009’s I Am Love, starring Tilda Swinton, raised the bar for sensual set decoration—assembled an ace creative team for his new film, Call Me By Your Name, which opens in the United States on November 24. James Ivory, the Oscar-winning director and co-founder of Merchant Ivory Productions, wrote the s...

“You will not want to live in Suspiria,” Luca Guadagnino jokes when he hears I secretly wish to reside in one of his sun-kissed, sensual films that tickle my taste buds. The contemporary Italian master, whose films exclusively cater to grownups with their emotional maturity and succulently caress, awaken and expand the five senses, was still finish...

Legendary director, producer writer and sometimes actor Martin Scorsese turns 75 today. He began making films as a 17 year old in 1959 and directed his first feature, Who's That Knocking at My Door, in 1967. Since then he's made over 30 feature films including Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Departed, Gangs of New York and The King of Comedy. It's be...

Anna Magnani was the anti-diva par excellence, the female icon of the neorealism. Among the few Italian personalities that achieved a star on the Walk of Fame of Hollywood, Anna Magnani represented the ideal of an extraordinary woman always balancing a surly power and a research of tenderness.

The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul is proud to announce the 10 year anniversary of the Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis / St. Paul (IFF). To commemorate a decade of contemporary Italian cinema in the Twin Cities, the IFF will offer two award opportunities for the best short films made by emerging filmmakers living in Italy an...

Monica Bellucci has teased she may be starring in 'Bond 25'. The 53-year-old actress portrayed Bond girl Lucia Sciarra opposite Daniel Craig in 'Spectre' back in 2015, and recently Craig admitted he would love to see her reprise the role in his final outing as 007. Now, Bellucci has teased she cannot "say anything" about whether she will be back in...

The quintessential Lower East Side intersection is temporarily masquerading as Little Italy. You may have noticed that the Tictail boutique is brandishing imposter signage and faux exterior as Umberto’s Clam House (circa 1970s). Or the E. Rossi Italy Music & Book Co. sign affixed 91 Orchard Street. The transformation, we’re told, is part of set dre...

The Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles announces the Second Annual World Week of Italian Cuisine (November 13-19), an initiative of the Italian Government to support abroad the quality Italian cuisine of the Mediterranean Diet, highlighting sustainability, food security, education, biodiversity. Coordinated by the Consulate, the LA program i...

A Bensonhurst actor got a big break with legendary director Martin Scorsese’s latest film “The Irishman.” Dominick LaRuffa Jr., who has loved to act since he was a child, landed his biggest role yet in the Netflix exclusive movie “The Irishman,” a film that reunites award-winning actors Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Getting the role was a difficult...