We might be in the golden age of television, but ‘The Sopranos’ still manages to be one of the best television series ever. Its charm might not be felt instantly in today’s high-octane streaming and bingeing culture, but the carefully orchestrated opus of a Mafia crew leader in the series simply grows on you. It proves to be one of the best represe...

Luca Medici aka Checco Zalone presented his new film Tolo Tolo in Rome on Thursday. It will open nationwide on New Year's Day. I haven't seen the film yet, but the early reviews are intriguing. Zalone made his directorial debut with this film after a falling out with his longtime collaborator, director Gennaro Nunziante. Co-written by Paolo Virzì,...

"Wizard Of Oz," "Casablanca," "Citizen Kane," "Gone With The Wind," "The Godfather." The exclusive list goes on with timeless classic films that have touched the hearts of generations of movie fans around the globe. And as "It's A Wonderful Life" turns 74 on Jan. 7, I am looking back to an incredible lunch I had about 15 years ago with Frank Capra...

Sophia Loren will be feted by the Capri-Hollywood film festival with a lifetime achievement award presented to her by trailblazing director Lina Wertmüller, her old friend and recent recipient of an honorary Oscar. Loren, Italy’s most iconic living movie star, will receive the Capri Legend Award on Dec. 30 from Wertmüller during the event dedicated...

“C’è anche un risultato del mio impegno parlamentare nella legge di bilancio per il 2020 e per il triennio ’20-’22, che dal Senato sta arrivando alla Camera. Si tratta di 800.000 euro di sostegno integrativo ai festival del cinema italiano che si svolgono all’estero, uno dei veicoli di successo del nostro Paese nel mondo”. Lo dichiara in una nota l...

Once upon a time there were the Western movies. Then came Sergio Leone and he created the Spaghetti Westerns. Actually, he is acknowledged as one of the most influential directors in the history of cinema. To celebrate him and his powerful cinematic narration, his hometown Rome hosts an exhibit that opens today at the Ara Pacis Museum. In 2019 it's...

On a typical Sunday afternoon when the director Martin Scorsese was growing up on Elizabeth Street in the Little Italy neighborhood of New York, the family apartment was filled with both the aroma of a simmering sauce and music from the popular Italian-American crooners of the day. “Aside from Sinatra, Tony Bennett was the authority in that sense,”...

Rest in peace, Cousin Sal. A role that, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Danny Aiello wanted to pass up became his signature performance. The role in Spike Lee's iconic "Do The Right Thing" netted Aiello an Oscar nomination, but it was only the beginning of a storied career that was still in motion when Aiello passed away this week at the age o...

Oscar-nominated actor Danny Aiello, known for films including “Bang the Drum Slowly” and “The Godfather: Part II,” died Thursday night at age 86. Aiello, who received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for in Spike Lee’s 1989 drama “Do the Right Thing,” died at a New Jersey medical facility after an illness, according to TMZ. Manhattan-born Aiello...

Five and a half miles southwest of Rome lies Cinecittà Studios (‘Studio City’ in Italian), a vast film production which rose to international prominence when Roberto Rossellini’s gritty 1945 drama, Rome Città Aperta (Rome, Open City), won critical acclaim both at home and abroad. Cinecittà’s proximity to Rome and all of its historical architecture,...