Among the pantheon of gangster movies, the Sergio Leone flick Once Upon a Time in America should be considered one of the very best, rubbing shoulders with other classics like Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather and Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. The contemporary mastermind Quentin Tarantino certainly thinks so too, with the Leone lover often discussin...

Love & Gelato is a 2022 romantic comedy movie that is based on Jenna Evans Welch’s 2016 young adult book with the same name. It will be directed by Brandon Camp. The movie is about a 17-year-old American girl named Lina who goes to Rome to stay with two family friends before going to college, as her late mother had wanted. While she is there, she m...

Italian actress Monica Bellucci will be playing Maria Callas in ‘Maria Callas: Letters and Memoirs’ at the Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, on Friday, January 27. Bellucci channels the Greek opera legend in this one-woman show with text and stage direction by Tom Volf. Accompanied by the Wordless Music Orchestra, Belluc...

If you’ve ever been to a Tuscan market, you might’ve spied a strange-looking pack of meaty morel-looking morsels called fegatelli all’aretina. Though largely composed of chunked-up pig's liver, their alien appearance stems from a most unusual sheath — caul fat, the lacy barrier surrounding the animal’s digestive organs. Used to protect these delica...

When “Bones and All” picked up two prizes at the Venice Film Festival — Luca Guadagnino for best director and Taylor Russell for best young actor – there was a sense that the Lido laurel had been a long time coming for the Italian director. Guadagnino had walked the awards ceremony red carpet with his mom, Alia, after flying back to Venice from Tel...

Born in 1920, Federico Fellini is recognised as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Throughout the 1940s, the young filmmaker amassed many writing credits, most notably co-writing the screenplay for Rome, Open City, directed by Roberto Rossellini. This, famously, led Fellini to receive his first Oscar nomination.  By 1950, Fellini had co-pr...

This week, we celebrate the 80th birthday of one of Hollywood’s finest filmmakers since the dawn of the medium, Martin Scorsese. The New York-born filmmaker has sculpted a career like no other through his knack for depicting gritty, noir narratives, often centralised around the violent lives of machismo-leading men and their descent into a life of...

You're to be forgiven if you've confused the new season of HBO's "The White Lotus" for a multi-episode advertisement for Sicily. The Italian island – specifically the area in and around the fabled eastern town of Taormina – plays a leading role in Mike White's self-described "vacations gone wrong" series, taking the baton from the Hawaiian island o...

The meticulous methods by which the well-known Neapolitan playwright directed were reflected in his preparation of dishes, the way in which simple steps had to be carried out and his well-defined preparations for each plate. Just as he demanded rigor in the memorization of scripts by his company’s actors, including punctuation (“Ellipses, in your o...

Chris Evans, aka Captain American, has been elected the sexiest man alive by People Magazine. Evans, of Italian descent through his maternal side, joked about how his mother Lisa Capuano would react to the news: "My mom will be so happy," he said to People. "She's proud of everything I do but this is something she can really brag about." Born and r...