Italian-American actor and producer Danny De Vito will get a top Italian honour at the L.A., Italia 2018 festival on March 2, organisers said Sunday. De Vito will become a 'Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic', one of Italy's highest civic honours. The award will be presented to De Vito by Italian Consul Antonio Verde, who s...

With two Top 5 Best of the City awards and scores of rave reviews under their belts, the folks at Italian Festivals of New Mexico (IFNM) are gearing up for another first-class NM Italian Film & Culture Festival.  In fulfillment of the nonprofit’s mission to promote Italian culture while giving back to the community, the much-anticipated annual fest...

Italy is a country of romance, even more so onscreen. Whether you're in the mood for gushy romance or something more realistic, there are plenty of Italian movies worth watching which tell tales of love in all its forms. Here are 11 of our top picks. Roman Holiday (1953)No list of romantic Italian films could be complete without a nod to Audrey Hep...

Marcello Mastroianni was the perfect film actor. He had the face of every man. Women fascinated, intrigued and sometimes baffled him. He fell victim to their beauty and rarely won out in a relationship. In short, he was like us. I first saw Mastroianni in 'City of Women,' one of the first feminist films ever made. It was directed by Federico Fellin...

The annual Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis & St. Paul returns with a four-day, 10-movie cavalcade at the St. Anthony Main Theatre. The lineup, running Thursday through Sunday, showcases the Minnesota debuts of nine films about life, language and culture Italian-style. It also includes a blast from half a century in the past, a crisp new restor...

Italian films long have long been known for their lush, evocative musical scores. Almost inseparable from the films, they enhance the storytelling with a romanticism and vigor not often seen elsewhere. The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival has partnered with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra to bring that music to a live concert setting. On Feb....

On the year’s biggest night for movies, there’s only one film that deserves to take home kudos for Best Picture, and that’s Call Me by Your Name. Other nominees for Best Picture include groundbreaking films that chronicle important pieces of history or pave the way for a more diverse future of cinema, but nothing quite measures up to director’s Luc...

The Italian filmmaker will be honored at the annual fest which takes place the week before the Academy Awards. The 13th Annual L.A. Italia Film Fest is returning to Hollywood. This year's event will pay tribute to Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino and the film's producer Marco Morabito on March 2. The film will compete for four Academy...

She was described as “the most beautiful woman in the world” in the ’50s and ’60s. From Italian cinema, Gina Lollobrigida arrived in Hollywood, flown in by Howard Hughes himself. The international sex symbol captured the hearts of men everywhere, including famous ones—from Hughes himself to King Rainier III. She appeared in movies opposite iconic n...

The 10th Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis & St. Paul returns with nine films never before seen in Minnesota. From Thursday, February 22 through Sunday, February 25, this year’s festival offers an exciting lineup of documentaries, dramas, and comedies that will take viewers on a spectacular journey through the landscapes and stories of Italy and...