“Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.” – Martin Scorsese The greatest boxing film to have ever been made is, actually, not even about boxing at all. Raging Bull is often cited as Martin Scorsese’s comeback film, the manifestation of his artistic genius after the poor reception of New York, New York in 1977 and nearly dying of a...

Matteo Garrone's Pinocchio got two Oscar nominations for costumes and make-up Monday while Laura Pausini's 'Io sì' (Seen) from the latest Sophia Loren film got a nod for best song. Pinocchio was nominated for the costumes by Italy's Massimo Cantini Parrini and make-up by Briton Mark Coulier, an Oscar winner for The Iron Lady and The Grand Budapest...

During the pandemic, virtual bashes have emerged as the new birthday staple, especially if you’ve got famous friends. Case in point: Liza Minnelli turns 75 this week, marking the occasion with a star-studded Love Letter to Liza: A 75th Birthday Tribute Celebration. The online extravaganza will give you “goose bumps,” according to a new statement fr...

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is assembling a star-studded cast for its opening gala in September. Italian screen legend Sophia Loren and independent filmmaker Haile Gerima will be honored with special awards, and Tom Hanks, Annette Bening and Bob Iger are being saluted for their efforts to raise $388 million for the long gestating museum,...

Italian singer Laura Pausini is celebrating after winning a Golden Globe award for Best Original Song - Motion Picture during a ceremony streamed from Los Angeles last night. Pausini's song Io sì (Seen), written with Diane Warren and Niccolò Agliardi, is from the movie The Life Ahead, or La vita davanti a sé, directed by Edoardo Ponti whose mother...

Join the filmmakers behind this year's Golden Globe nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. Online | Sat, February 27, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST. Journalist, producer and member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Silvia Bizio will moderate the panel. RSVP here for the FREE panel. The American Cinematheque and the Hollywood Foreign Pre...

It’s a huge week for Italian American filmmakers in Hollywood as the Russo Brothers and Sopranos’ creator David Chase begin to promote their major releases, which are due out in the coming weeks and months, respectively. On Wednesday, Warner Bros. unveiled footage of The Many Saints of Newark, which shows Michael Gandolfini — son of the late actor...

The pandemic may claim another iconic Hollywood restaurant. Miceli’s, which boasts it’s the oldest Italian restaurant and pizzeria in Hollywood, has set up a GoFundMe to keep its doors open. Since opening in 1949, the restaurant (which also has a North Hollywood location) is known for its singing waiters and piano bar. Lucille Ball allegedly learne...

For nearly 30 years now, Leonardo DiCaprio has remained one of the most prominent and prolific voices in Hollywood. Looking back on each decade since the Academy Award-winning actor made his debut in the early 1990s, it's impossible to find a stretch of time where he wasn't in one of the most highly regarded movies. With everything from the box off...

Italian journalist and Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Lorenzo Soria passed away peacefully on Friday August 7th at his home in Los Angeles. He was 68. After discovering he had lung cancer in early 2017, Soria wrote a message for his family and his friends that was meant to be found and read after his passing; the letter sat in his dr...