It’s generally agreed that the most popular Italian-American in Hollywood were from the seventies and the eighties. That’s because they were often first generation from immigrant parents and the link to their roots still very well regarded in their life.   Younger generations often have it in the name but sometime they have lost touch with m...

The short film CHILD K, based on a little known page in history which was the first case of Genetic and Ethnic Cleansing in Germany, which lead the horrific stigma of what was to be the Holocaust, has met the preliminary requirement for the 2015 Best Live Action Short Film Oscar selection. Produced by Colorado Film, and Dinamo Film with the contri...

by Hayley Levitt   The complete cast and creative team has been announced for the world-premiere musical adaptation of A Bronx Tale at Paper Mill Playhouse. Performances are set to run from February 4-March 6, 2016, with an official February 14 opening.   Based on Chazz Palminteri's acclaimed one-man show and subsequent 1993 film, A B...

Spazio a registi provenienti da tutto il mondo, al cinema indipendente, ai nomi eccellenti del grande schermo e della storia. La XII edizione del Tribeca Film Festival, che debutta oggi a New York, promette come ogni anno il mix di cultura, arte cinematografica, spettacolo ed eventi che dal 2002 lo rende unico nel suo genere. Fondato da Robert De...

by Hayley Levitt The world-premiere musical adaptation of A Bronx Tale is just a few weeks from beginning performances at Paper Mill Playhouse. Before previews begin on February 4, the cast met the press alongside their illustrious codirectors, four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks and Oscar winner Robert De Niro, who directed and starred in the origin...

The new musical A Bronx Tale will see its Broadway premiere this fall, beginning performances at the Longacre Theatre on Thursday, November 3. It will open December 1.   Under the direction of four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks and Oscar winner Robert De Niro, the show premiered in February 2016 at Paper Mill Playhouse. Based on Chazz Palminte...

By Olivia Armstrong   In 1992, Leonardo DiCaprio was preparing to say goodbye to his yearlong gig as dreamy teen heartthrob, Luke Brower, on ABC's Growing Pains when Robert De Niro sought him out. During the casting call of This Boy's Life, Michael Calton-Jones' adaptation of Tobias Wolff's memoir of the same name, De Niro reportedly picked...

by Michael Traversa "Funny how?" Just like that, with a simple, menacing, only half-joking line uttered in Martin Scorsese's masterpiece Goodfellas, Joe Pesci became an instant icon. Probably among the most well-regarded Italian-American in cinema, Pesci has become an inspiration for many that followed in his footsteps.   He won an Oscar fo...

It's too bad we can't take a hit out on "The Family."This unexciting, unfunny would-be action satire is filled with Italian-American stereotypes, decades-old TV-style Mafia cliches, bits of business that never amount to anything and actors so much better than the hoary, one-joke material. The trigger for the movie's plot is basically "American mob...

by Silvia Simonetti   American actor Robert De Niro's next big screen role is all over the news. Last week he announced in an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero that he signed to play Enzo Ferrari in a new biopic movie, and both his fans and Ferrari enthusiasts worldwide are looking forward to watching it.   "Ferrari,"...