Italy seemed caught in a time warp last week with the Red Brigades wreaking havoc again, three decades after the country's so-called "years of lead."
The 53rd TaorminaFilmFest will feature a mix of Hollywood goods and Middle Eastern flavors, with the Italian preems of "Transformers," "Lucky You" and "Flyboys" unspooling alongside a new…
Spike Lee will shoot an Italy-set World War II drama based on "Miracle at St. Anna," U.S. author James McBride's novel about black American soldiers fighting the German army in the mountains of…
Andy Garcia, Paul Mazursky and Terry Gilliam will be honored by the 50th Spoleto Festival, bestowing a Hollywood glow to the prominent event dedicated to opera, dance, drama -- and now cinema -- in…
Giuseppe Tornatore's "The Unknown" scooped the top nod for best picture at Italy's Silver Ribbons awards, which also bestowed kudos on Ennio Morricone for the score of Tornatore's white slavery noir.
Just as his "Death Proof" goes into release in Italy, snide comments from Quentin Tarantino about the current state of Italo cinema are drawing fusillades from the local film community. "New Italian…
Anyone out there not afraid of Captain Jack?
The Italian preem of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" will open Italy's Giffoni Film Festival dedicated to kiddie pics, marking first time an installment in the J. K. Rowling saga gets a…
Counterprogramming outings scrounged for slim pickings at Euro wickets this weekend as "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" pillaged the bulk of the frame's rich bounty.
Bernardo Bertolucci will return to the director's chair to shoot an untitled English-language drama centered on the emotionally turbulent life of 16th-century Italo musician and murderer Gesualdo da…
On a balmy Friday night in May in a gigantic tent-theater pitched near Rome's main courthouse, Roberto Benigni is reciting from Dante's Divine Comedy, verbally waltzing through the Inferno's fifth…