Everyone loves Stanley Tucci. Or, at least, everyone who loves movies does, given that the accomplished 57-year-old actor is never less than captivating, be it in demanding dramas, loopy comedies, or larger-than-life enterprises that require him to sport outrageous blue hair and giant chompers (The Hunger Games) or to act opposite three-story-tall...

If anyone's ever told you that you look like a 1950s mobster, you could land a role in a movie filming next month in Upstate New York. Hudson Valley Casting announced Monday that it's looking for "large" Italian men to appear in a feature film starring David Arquette. "Looking for non union, big Italian men to play 1950's mobsters in the feature fi...

Monica Bellucci has been cast as feminist revolutionary Tina Modotti in a miniseries to be set in Mexico, Los Angeles and Italy and to be directed by prize-winning Italian director Edoardo de Angelis (“Indivisible”). The role is one that Bellucci has wanted to play for years. Modotti was an Italian who emigrated to the U.S. in 1913, acted briefly i...

In the film list below, the summer season is the common background to stories and characters very different from one another, with different results. If you love summer-set movies, take note of this Italian-inspired list. Roman Holiday – William Wyler (1953). Filmed at the Cinecittà studios and on location around Rome during the "Hollywood on the T...

The 14th annual Italian Film Festival USA announced that “Friends By Chance” by Francesco Bruni won the Audience Award for best full length feature film, while “The Line” by Alessandro Stevanon, won for best short film. An attendance record was set of 13,250 spectators to 101 screenings of 13 feature length films and two short film programs, in twe...

Before March 1972, Morgana King was known as a jazz singer with an impressive vocal range and an ability to put a distinctive spin on an eclectic selection of songs. But by late that month, although she remained an accomplished singer, millions of moviegoers thought of her as Vito Corleone’s wife. Ms. King had never been in a feature film before pl...

While the film is based on a true story, it is interwoven with fictional elements. It isn’t until the final title card arrives that the film openly acknowledges its real-life roots. Sicilian Ghost Story follows the story of Luna and her friend Giuseppe. The two schoolchildren are best friends, and Luna nurses a crush on Giuseppe, despite her mother...

Summer is the perfect season to gather your friends and family together for an outdoor summer outing. With San Diego’s great weather, cool neighborhoods and many amazing eateries, discovering new summer events and things to do each weekend is easy to do. San Diego’s Little Italy is one neighborhood that hosts a variety of events throughout summerti...

 New York rende omaggio al Neorealismo italiano. Dal 6 settembre all’8 dicembre, la Grey Art Gallery, museo delle belle arti della New York University, con grandi spazi espositivi in Washington Square, ospita la mostra "NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932-1960". Attraverso 180 scatti di 60 artisti italiani, la rassegna analizza, per la prima...

Julio Vincent Gambuto grew up in Rossville and is a graduate of Staten Island Academy and Harvard University. After getting is B.A. in English, he moved on to get his M.F.A in Film and TV at University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. The son of a bus-driver slash bread-baker, “Julie”, grew up in a large Italian family on Staten Isl...