It was 1997 when a couple of cash-strapped grad students from Cleveland put out a low-budget film, the black comedy “Pieces.” No one appreciated it and no one saw it except for one guy, director/producer Steven Soderbergh, who was on the rise and instantly connected with the brothers in Park City, Utah at a local film festival. Soderbergh would go...

Lady Gaga has unleashed her inner femme fatale in the upcoming biographical drama “House of Gucci.” From the looks of the two-minute teaser that dropped Thursday evening, calling the film “scandalous” would be an understatement.  Academy Award-winner Lady Gaga, 35, stars alongside Adam Driver, 37, in this drama-filled story about the shocking 1995...

This past Wednesday night, near the top of an island paradise located 20 miles off the coast of Naples, on the picturesque grounds of a 16th-century castle once occupied by Michelangelo, dozens of Italian actors, musicians, models, influencers, government officials and paparazzi — all dressed to the nines — along with a handful of Hollywood denizen...

Rick Aiello, son of the remembered Danny Aiello, died of pancreatic cancer Monday at a hospital in upstate New York. He was 65 years old and an actor, like his father. Aiello worked in more than sixty movies and series, the most remembered of which is Do the Right Thing, by Spike Lee, in which he appeared alongside his father. For that 1989 classic...

Campari, the iconic Italian aperitif, announces the return of Campari Red Diaries with Fellini Forward; a pioneering project, in collaboration with Fellini's family and former colleagues, exploring the late Federico Fellini's creative genius using new technology and machine learning to emulate the works of one of the greatest filmmakers of all time...

Writer-director Jonas Carpignano completes his Calabrian trilogy with A Chiara, an enthralling drama about a teenage girl coming to terms with her family’s role in the mafia, which won the Europa Cinema Label at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. With a documentary-like authenticity, this is a touching, powerful film with a lyrical visual palette...

Amazon Studios has unveiled a new high-concept Italian original movie featuring pop star Laura Pausini, who recently collaborated with Diane Warren to perform the Oscar-nominated theme song “Io Sì” (Seen) for Sophia Loren-starrer “The Life Ahead.”  The still untitled film, which has begun shooting, is being helmed by Ivan Cotroneo, who is among Ita...

Come enjoy a movie under the stars at our annual Little Italy Summer Film Festival every Saturday night of the Summer.  The Little Italy Summer Film Festival is presented by the Little Italy Association and Cinema Little Italy. The movies are screened at the Amici Park Amphitheater (W. Date & State Streets). These amazing Italian films, complete wi...

Raffaella is no more. For everyone "la Carrà", with the accent on the last a, as she emphasized to David Letterman in an interview in 1986. On July 5, 2021 died the most important woman in the history of Italian entertainment, by far, who for decades exported the best face of our country abroad. It is no coincidence that she was particularly succes...

Crescenzo Notarile, ASC, AIC, was raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., by Italian immigrant parents who were artists; his father was a painter and a famed art director, and his mother was a sculptor and interior designer. After studying filmmaking at New York University and the New York Institute of Technology, where he earned a BFA, Crescenzo worked as a PA...