What a world Paolo Sorrentino creates. The Italian director called one of his movies – the one that won the Oscar for Best International Film – “The Great Beauty,” but that could have been the title of lots of them, definitely including “Parthenope,” which premiered on Tuesday in the Main Competition section of the Cannes Film Festival. In this cas...

They’re whacking a classic. AMC Networks added a trigger warning to the classic mob movie “Goodfellas” — rankling those who were in the film and wiseguys alike. “This film includes language and/or cultural stereotypes that are inconsistent with today’s standards of inclusion and tolerance and may offend some viewers,” a message reads at the top of...

The iconic Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni (1924-1996) recalled that, when he was offered the chance to star in La Dolce Vita (1960), he asked the director — Federico Fellini — to see the script. What he got was a folder containing a pornographic drawing. Any heartthrob worthy of the label would have reacted with a complicit gesture, or perhaps...

Italian neorealism was meant to be a genre populated by non-professional actors, but Anna Magnani was the exception that proved the rule. Despite her stardom, her bawdy ebullience, earthy intensity and resolute lack of glamour made her the perfect emblem for a cinematic movement centred around ordinary Italians dealing with the tough realities of l...

June 1, 2024. 4:30 pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - 24 West 12th Street, NY. Registration here. On the occasion of the 23rd edition of Open Roads: New Italian Cinema Film at Lincoln Center, May 30 – June 6, 2024. A roundtable with the representatives of the artistic delegation: Edoardo de Angelis, Piero Messina, Laura Luchetti, Alain Parroni, Gin...

The Tribeca Festival is celebrating the monumental anniversaries of two Italian-American classics: series “The Sopranos” and Martin Scorsese‘s “Mean Streets.” The 2024 Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, takes place June 5 through 16 and unveiled its lineup of talks with iconic artists, critically-acclaimed directors, and multi-hyphenate entertaine...

The Southern Italian region of Puglia will showcase five of its emerging filmmakers in L.A. through an inaugural partnership with the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Monthly Film Festival later this month. Under the week-long program, running from May 30 to June 2, the selected Pugliese filmmakers will screen their work within the framework of th...

Leonardo da Vinci is coming soon to a movie theater near you. The Renaissance artist will become the latest artist to receive a biopic, Variety reports, in the form of a new film from Andrew Haigh, the director most famous for making last year’s All of Us Strangers. The film will be based on Walter Isaacson’s acclaimed Leonardo biography, though it...

Matteo Garrone’s Oscar-nominated drama “Io Capitano,” about the odyssey of two young African men who decide to leave Dakar to reach Europe, and Paola Cortellesi’s feminist dramedy “There’s Still Tomorrow” were both the big winners at Italy’s 69th David di Donatello Awards. “Io Capitano” won Davids for best picture, director, producers, editor, and...

Tony Danza likens getting older to “living in a bad neighborhood,” he tells Yahoo Life. “That’s how you feel, like anything could happen.” But even after celebrating his 73rd birthday on April 21, the actor best known for classic TV shows Taxi and Who’s the Boss? isn’t slowing down because of it. “I happen to be really lucky,” Danza says of enjoyin...