A Live Online Webinar in conjunction with the 2020 publication of Wiley Blackwell's A Companion to Federico Fellini. Thurs, May 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm PDT. REGISTER HERE. Registration required. The session will be recorded and attendees’ mic and camera will not be activated On the occasion of the celebrations for the Federico Fellini Centennial, Aless...

An unfamiliar new contraption has risen in the parking lot of Vespa Italian Chophouse in Northport: A giant wooden panel mounted about 10 feet off the ground and painted white. On Thursday night, after the sun goes down, the opening scene of the 1995 film "Jumanji" will start flickering on its face as carloads of people watch, eating pizza and popc...

Frank Capra, born on May 18, 1897, was an Italian American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Born in Bisacquino, Italy and raised in Los Angeles from the age of five, his rags-to-riches story has led film historians such as Ian Freer to consider hi...

A reboot of the gangster classic Scarface is set to be directed by Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino.  Deadline reports that Guadagnino - who was nominated for a Best Director Oscar for Call Me By Your Name - has been picked by Universal Pictures to helm the project.  However, there is no official word yet on while be playing the role of Tony Monta...

As we approached spring break, things started to change rapidly. In a week we were told that the University would close and we needed to teach remotely. Besides my own anxiety towards something I had never done before, the most important question for me was: how was I going to keep students interested and motivated when their lives were changing so...

Fans of Nicolas Cage know how weird and wild he is. And, while he’s best-known for his outlandish roles, he’s also known for doing a lot of bad movies. The reason why he’s done so many bad movies is because he was broke. And, like many celebrities, he became broke in part because he spent too much money. In Cage’s case, a lot of his money went i...

Danny Aiello didn’t launch his scene-stealing appearing profession till he was 40 — however he was born to do it. “It have to be one thing I used to be kind of destined to do,” the Bronx native instructed me in 2014 upon the publication of his autobiography. “The reason is, I didn’t voluntarily go away one life for an additional; it simply so occur...

Sylvester Stallone, also known as the Rocky megastar and creator, thought that he has already seen the last of Rocky Balboa in the Creed franchise. But, out of nowhere, Stallone suddenly reveals a shocking update on Rocky, saying that there’s a “good chance that Rocky may be riding once again.” Consequently, revealing plans for a “well-timed” new m...

The biopic, which premiered in Competition at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, captures the life of Tommaso Buscetta, the late infamous mafia turncoat who began his organised crime career in Sicily and died in Florida incognito under the US witness protection programme in 2000. It marked the first time Bellocchio has won best film at the awards altho...

The Russo Brothers are going live. On Friday, the official Instagram account for Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo introduced Russo Bros. Pizza Film School, an upcoming Instagram Live series featuring movie recommendations and discussions with the filmmaking pair. "Like a lot of you, our families have been watching movies together d...