Having appeared for the first time in 1881 in the 'Giornale per i Bambini' ('Newspaper for Children'), the most beloved wooden puppet of all time Pinocchio continues to charm the young and the old alike. The adventures of the puppet whose nose lengthens whenever he tells a lie is likely to be one of the 'stars' of the Christmas 2019 season, with th...

Il Cinema Ritrovato on Tour returns to Detroit! Join us on November 29-December 1, 2019 at the Detroit Film Theatre.  Each summer, the Cineteca di Bologna, one of the most renowned centers for film restoration, presents a film festival featuring an array of cinematic gems: newly restored classics enjoying their second life, rarities from world film...

"Quentin loves to immerse everyone into the time frame of the picture," says production designer Barbara Ling, who helped create Tarantino’s 1969-set Hollywood story with as much authenticity as possible. For the scenes in Westwood Village, "a key area in 1969 for anyone living from Hollywood to the beach," the team replaced the Fox Theatre marquee...

Just like the Oscars, the gala held Thursday night at Rome’s music auditorium included a red carpet complete with a noisy cluster of paparazzi snapping pouting actors. Most people, however, would have struggled to put a name to the faces. Their voices, though, are as familiar to Italian audiences as those of Jennifer Lawrence, Bruce Willis and Ange...

Dickinson College’s Italian department hosted their annual Italian film festival and invited two Italian filmmakers to partake in the activities. The department welcomed Angelo Pasquini, who wrote the screenplay for the film, The Stolen Caravaggio, and Antonio Falduto, an Italian-based film director.  The festival took place over a two-day period....

Si è rivelata una serata divertente e anche sensibile la XI edizione di Italian Movie Award, Festival Internazionale del Cinema Italiano all’Estero, che si è tenuta al Frank A. Bennack Theater del The Paley Center for Media di Manhattan martedì scorso. Tra i premiati, ha fatto letteralmente scoppiare la sala dalle risate l’attore Claudio Bisio (per...

Have you seen The Irishman? You know, the new Scorsese movie about the mafia? The three-and-a-half hour one? Neither have I. But I did check out Netflix's big-budget marketing stunt for the movie, and I have to admit it was kiiinda awesome. It's not Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, but honestly? It's not far off. As previously reported, Netflix has "de-ag...

With last week’s release of the live-action “Lady and the Tramp” alongside the launch of Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, Disney fans can now witness the iconic spaghetti date from the original 1955 movie come to life. But this beloved scene, widely considered one of the most romantic moments in Disney cinematic history, is ridden with ethn...

From neorealists De Sica and Rossellini, to modernists Fellini and Antonioni, to newly minted stars like Paolo Sorrentino and Alice Rohrwacher, Italian directors have left an indelible mark on world cinema. Continuing a tradition of bringing the latest Italian films to the Stony Brook community, the Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook Univers...

You've read Martin Scorsese's take on Marvel movies. You've argued about it. You've even watched the Cats trailer (maybe a few times, in stupefied silence). But have you seen The Irishman yet? Come on, people. Not only do we recommend it, but we know that three-and-a-half hours isn't a big deal to you, say when it comes to committing to The Crown o...