I’ve got Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino on my mind these days, mostly because of a statement the younger filmmaker had made about Scorsese some years ago. They’ve always been linked, these two. Tarantino had been anointed by more than a few as “the next Scorsese” with his 1992 directorial debut, Reservoir Dogs.  Dogs’ mix of unrepentant low-...

Quentin Tarantino likes Italian movies. This is not much of a revelation if you’ve seen roughly six of the nine films he’s made. He’s a filmmaker who wears his influences as a badge of honor. Over the course of the past 15 years, Tarantino has brought in more and more elements from Italian movies, particularly Italian genre movies. From Kill Bill o...

We knew that Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese would be coming together again for the cinema adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon and now a third cinema legend will be joining them, Movie Web reports.  Although the Italian American filmmaker has given the leading role to his new protégé in what will be his sixth collaboration with Leonardo...

Sylvester Stallone shares an uncanny, symbiotic connection with Rocky, the underdog boxer character he created four decades ago — a kindred spirit who served as his creative muse in spawning one of Hollywood’s most successful film franchises. In his long career Stallone also played another memorable screen role — John Rambo — but Rocky was of his o...

The Russo Brothers connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is far from severed. The Cleveland directing duo of Joe and Anthony Russo announced at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend that it is teaming with “Spider-Man: Far From Home” star Tom Holland for its new R-rated movie “Cherry.” The film is based on the 2018 novel by Nico Walker and foc...

With films like Two Family House and City Island, director Raymond De Felitta found easy charm where many other indie filmmakers try too hard: in working-class New York neighborhoods whose Italian-American residents harbor dreams they rarely attempt to make real. He weds his sensibility to a conventional sports-comeback story in Bottom of the 9th,...

Two brothers from Cleveland proved the sky is the limit for Italian Americans at the worldwide box office. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo took the crown for the most profitable movie in Hollywood history when Avengers: Endgame hit $2.79 billion late last week. James Cameron’s science fiction film “Avatar” previously held that top spot for 10 years...

Creare negli Stati Uniti un Advisory Board della Film Commission d’Abruzzo per promuovere l’immagine della regione come set cinematografico. È stato questo il tema centrale affrontato questa mattina a Pescara, nella sede della Regione, durante l’incontro tra l’assessore alle attività produttive, turismo, cultura e spettacolo della Regione Abruzzo M...

“Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?, written and produced by Pierette Domenica Simpson of Novi, directed by Luca Guardabascio of Rome, will air on WTVS Detroit Public TV in the Detroit Metropolitan Area and throughout Canada on Thursday, July 25 at 9:00pm.  Simpson’s work is based on a true story: her immigration to America, from Italy, to mee...

Chicago-based writer/director Lucia Mauro and husband/producer Joe Orlandino – the co-founders of the non-profit film organization In My Brother’s Shoes, Inc. wrapped shooting in Italy on their fourth short film, titled, Voci del diario (Entries). The inspiring independent art film is a highly textured cinematic poem that explores the life cycle th...