By now, surely you know Giancarlo Esposito from something. Since the '80s, the guy has been knocking out iconic performances with an impressive consistency in quality. You've probably seen him in a handful of highly regarded television programs or Spike Lee joints, but you also may recognize him as Big Bird's shorts-wearing camp counselor from a fe...

Paolo Sorrentino’s Oscar-nominated autobiographical drama “The Hand of God” took top honors at Italy’s 67th David di Donatello Awards, winning best picture, director, supporting actress and tying for the best cinematography statuette. Sorrentino’s Naples-set film about the personal tragedy and other vicissitudes that drove him to become a top notch...

As per Variety, Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s adaptation of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. video game series, which was scheduled to release on December 21, will now hit the theatres on April 7, 2023, in North America.  A Japanese release will follow on April 28. Sharing the update, Super Mario Bros. series creator and Nintendo leader Sh...

When: May 20, 2022 | 6:00 PM & 8:15 PM - Where: Brava Theater Center. The Event is co-presented by BAMPFA under the auspices of the Italian Consulare General of San Francisco An evening of film to commemorate the recent passing of beloved legend of Italian cinema, Monica Vitti, showcasing her comic and dramatic talents in Mario Monicelli’s La ragaz...

Heat director Michael Mann is getting closer to the start line on Ferrari and is in Italy this week as part of pre-production. Filming is due to commence in mid-July and members of the crew are on the payroll. As we revealed in February, the big-budget biopic of racing mogul Enzo Ferrari is set to star Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz and Shailene Woodle...

Nyle DiMarco wears many hats: model, dancer, activist, actor, producer. But above all else, he’s a trailblazer. As the first Deaf person to win both The CW’s America’s Next Top Model and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, he has brought mainstream visibility to his underrepresented community and sparked necessary discussions about Deaf representation in...

The genius of Ennio Morricone is already carved into the cinematic landscape as indelibly as any dusty desert canyon. No other composer of movie scores has ever combined classical overture and musique concrete experimentalism into such an evocative and instantly recognisable voice, nor had such a monumental impact on wider pop culture. His scores f...

Italian actress Giovanna Ralli will get the David di Donatello award for career achievement at the 67th edition of the Italian Oscars on May 3, the president of the Italian cinema academy - David prizes, Piera Detassis, announced Wednesday. The prize-giving will be broadcast live from Cinecittà by Rai state broadcaster. Detassis said Ralli, 87, "in...

Paramount+’s The Offer, about the known and unknown history of making The Godfather, is one of two upcoming projects about the iconic gangster film. In contrast with its rival biopic Francis and the Godfather, this 10-episode miniseries uses producer Albert S. Ruddy (Miles Teller) as its central character as he navigates the challenges of creating...

BAMPFA returns to the centennial tribute to Federico Fellini that was underway at the time of the COVID-19 closure in March 2020. Federico Fellini (1920–1993) was a masterful artist of memory, dreams, fantasy, and desire. A central figure in the international art cinema movement that took off in the mid-1950s, he earned some of film’s highest honor...