Bobby Cannavale answered his own door. There was no assistant hovering. We had to be quiet, Mr. Cannavale said, because on the first floor of their new house, the first proper house in which he has lived, his fiancée, the actress Rose Byrne, was tending to their baby, Rafa, two weeks old. Softly up the stairs (stairs! Mr. Cannavale had always been...

Today kicks off the first complete retrospective in New York in more than a decade dedicated to the work of filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni. Presented with Luce Cinecittà, Rome, and featuring nearly 40 35mm prints and digital preservations, the lineup includes the renowned trilogy of “L’Avventura,” “L’Eclisse,” and “La Notte,” starring Monica Vitt...

A cinematic collaboration between and Italian-American producer and an Italian director resulted in an award-winning doculfilm about the calamitous and controversial collision at sea between the liners Andrea Doria and MS Stockholm in 1956. Featured are several survivors, including the legendary composer, Mike Stoller, as well as naval experts. Re-...

When it comes to his ascent as a blockbuster film composer whose credits total close to $14 billion at the box office, Michael Giacchino has done it his way. Typically, burgeoning film composers try to find their way into an established maestro’s studio, doing whatever they can from making tea to loading up cue tracks in the studio. But Giacchino’s...

The new film Naples ’44, currently playing the Film Forum in New York City, depicts the events during and after World War II in one of the most dynamic cities of the world. Naples, Italy, faced many obstacles during the Nazi occupation and fascist era, and they were poignantly brought to bear in Norman Lewis’ original memoir. Now director Francesco...

A life-size Sistine Chapel created by set designer Maurizio Sabatini is one of the scenes in which the important Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky is completing the shooting of "Il Peccato" ("The Sin"). The film is an emotional, visceral portrait of Renaissance artist and sculptor Michelangelo, shot entirely in Italy and in the Italian language....

The 13rd edition of Cinema Italian Style, held on November 13- 21, is Los Angeles showcase for the best Italian movies of the year. Ten movies were selected by Artistic Curator Laura Delli Colli, in collaboration with American Cinematheque’s Director of Programming, Gwen Deglise. Their selection was presented as part of the official program of Cine...

The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. had lots of love for Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name” and Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” during its annual awards deliberations on Sunday. Guadagnino’s coming-of-age story about a 17-year-old American boy who falls in love with his father’s assistant played by Armie Hammer was voted best picture...

The most important Italian emigrant to the US, a marvelous person who spent her whole life helping their fellow Italians and not only them, and then acquired the American citizenship later becoming the first American saint ever: we're talking about Francesca Xavier Cabrini, the Patron Saint of Immigrants and Hospital Administrators. After being fun...

Filmmaker Nina Juliano knows the story she wants to tell - one that shines a light on women with a fire in their hearts that only burned brighter in the face of stifling societal norms. To get the tale on the silver screen, however, Juliano is going to need a little help. She just launched a crowdfunding campaign to help build the budget for this n...