Cinquant' anni sono una data che segna: ti guardi indietro e rivedi il film di una carriera da record; guardi avanti e scopri che tutto è ancora da scrivere.   Così per il napoletano di Arenella Paolo Sorrentino che festeggia il compleanno, 50 anni il 31 maggio. Se guarda al suo passato ritrova nel carniere 8 lungometraggi, mai uguali tra loro, il...

Paolo Sorrentino recently revealed in an interview with Dagospia that he will be making an autobiographical film for Netflix about his childhood, falling in love with cinema and his journey to becoming a director. The film will be set in the neighborhood of Vomero where Sorrentino spent time as a child and adolescent. Longtime collaborator Nicola G...

Historically, Italy has given a lot to the art of filmmaking and Americans have always been fascinated by “Cinema Italiano” and by Italian films finding it and its craftsmanship unique and inspiring.  Of course, the Academy has also been very receptive to the films produced in Italy and indeed, as of 2014, Italy is the country that has won more Osc...

The New Pope debuts on HBO Monday, January 13th. There's an argument to be made that Catholicism is to Paolo Sorrentino's The Young/New Pope television series as Media is to Succession, as Oil was to Dallas and Dynasty, as Wine was to Falcon Crest, as McMansions are to the Real Housewives. Which is to say: merely the setting, the ostensible backdro...

Three years ago, Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Young Pope” crash-landed onto American airwaves. The Italian auteur’s series, which envisioned a sharp-tongued New Yorker bringing the Holy See to heel, was so surreal that it tended to elicit responses of confusion and revulsion from mainstream observers, but for those on its wavelength, it was both an aptl...

The Gene Siskel Film Center will present the the 22nd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival through April 4. The following Italian films will be screened at the festival. (Descriptions were provided by the Gene Siskel Film Center.) LORO: 2018, Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France, 150 min. With Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci. Wednesday, March 13,...

Beauty will save the World”, Dostoevskij once said. And Paolo Sorrentino some years ago tried to save Italian cinema with his masterpiece: The Great Beauty. I have always wondered, given the plot of the movie, what the director was thinking when he decided the title of the movie. What is the great beauty? Does it represent the wonderful contrast be...

The new year brings a crop of new films from big names in Italian cinema, including Paolo Sorrentino, Matteo Garrone, Marco Bellocchio and Gabriele Muccino, who returned to make a film in Italy after several years based in the United States. Several of the films take their cues from real-life tales of true crime or characters who seem drawn from th...

It won’t exactly be a second series of The Young Pope, it will no longer feature Jude Law as the controversial young pope and the cast will be different, but according to sources close to the production team, some elements and characters from the first series will be back. The highly-anticipated and closely guarded secret that is the new TV series...

As the envelope was opened at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, announcing the winner of the Best Foreign Language Film – "The Great Beauty" – it was Toni Servillo who was the lead actor in the movie.   His long career as a an actor and director has culminated with this honor, to go along being named Best Actor at the 26th European Film...