The most interesting thing about Ron Howard’s “Pavarotti” isn’t so much its celebration of the world’s most famous tenor, but rather the story of how that tenor brought his craft into the cultural mainstream. “Pavarotti” is the story of opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti, who rose from humble Italian obscurity to blossom into one of the world’s most...

Martin Scorsese’s latest movie, Rolling Thunder Revue is out on Netflix and it chronicles the concert tour by Bob Dylan of the same name in 1975-1976. In the film, Dylan’s penchant for theatrical performance is on full show as he appeared on stage in the makeup of a clown. But, it’s the music, which is the focus, as Scorsese says. The director of s...

Dopo l'Oscar alla carriera che le sarà consegnato a Hollywood il 27 ottobre per Lina Wertmuller arriva una stella sulla 'Walk of Fame'. Insieme alla regista di 'Pasqualino Settebellezze' e 'Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto' saranno onorate sull'Hollywood Boulevard anche Julia Roberts, Spike Lee, Chris Hemsworth, Alicia Key...

Writer Robert Bruzio’s first major screenplay, Bottom of the 9th starring Joe Manganiello is set for release on July 19. The film is about a man who returns to the Bronx after serving 17 years in prison for a violent mistake he made as a kid, ultimately robbing him of a professional baseball career and the love of his life. In addition to being the...

John Turturro has been hard at work on a spinoff to The Big Lebowski based around his character Jesus Quintana. In a new interview with The Independent, Turturro offered an updated on the project, which he’s titled, Going Places. While working on an English-language adaptation of Bertrand Blier’s 1974 French erotic comedy Les Valseuses, Turturro ke...

Actor Joe Mantegna is about to embark on his final season with CBS show,Criminal Minds. His character, David Rossi, has been married multiple times and claims a childhood sweetheart was the girl who got away. In real life, Joe has been with his wife, Arlene, for 50 years. And the couple has a beautiful love story in which they have helped each othe...

The Florence native directed stars including Elizabeth Taylor in the 1967 film Taming of the Shrew and Dame Judi Dench on stage in Romeo and Juliet. Italian media said Zeffirelli died after a long illness which had grown worse in recent months. The two-time Oscar nominee also served in the Italian senate for two terms as a member of Silvio Berlusco...

From the Filiming Italy Festival in Sardinia, to the San Francisco Green Film Festival, eco-sustainability is a great topic of interest today, in both nations.  In Sardinia, on June 13th, at the Forte Village, the Filming Italy Festival will take place and diverse producers, institutions and international personalities will participate to such beau...

L'attore italoamericano, John Turturro, protagonista della serie tv 'Il nome della rosa', riceverà il 30 giugno le chiavi della città e la cittadinanza onoraria di Giovinazzo. Il padre di John, Nicola Turturro, nato a Giovinazzo, partì alla volta degli Stati Uniti con i genitori all'età di sei anni. "E' stato un sogno coltivato per quattro anni, ma...

Ermanno Olmi’s first fictional feature, “Il Posto,” shown at the Venice Film Festival in 1961, was released in the United States two years later with the incongruously noisy title “The Sound of Trumpets.” That name doesn’t entirely come out of nowhere; it echoes a phrase uttered by the mother of the main character, Domenico Cantoni, a young man sta...