by Tony Bravo   Frank Sinatra had many sobriquets — Ol' Blue Eyes, the Chairman of the Board, Swoonatra — but to Amanda Erlinger, he remains simply "Grandpa." "I'm blessed to be part of this family for many reasons," says Erlinger, the youngest daughter of Frank's daughter Nancy ("These Boots Were Made for Walkin'") Sinatra and Hugh Lam...

Pampanini, who had been hospitalised since October according to Corriere della Sera, starred in over 50 films during her 1950s heyday. She came to prominence as a Miss Italy contestant in 1946 (her failure to win caused a tabloid outcry) and went on to work with a long list of famous film figures, including Buster Keaton, Marcello Mastroianni,...

In the fall of 1991, Manhattan tailor Anthony Giliberto received a call from Elliot Lavigne, then-chairman of Perry Ellis. That one call would change the course of the third-generation tailor's life. "He says, 'Anthony, come over here right now. I want to introduce you to somebody.' I says to him, 'Elliot, I can't, I'm busy.' "   L...

  WTI Magazine #17    2014 Feb, 14Author : Simone doc Bracci      Translation by:   Los Angeles Italia, one city that joins two different countries, only in the month of February. The Festival founded by Pascal Vicedomini with his group Capri in the world announces its new 2014 edition with the special dedicati...

by Tim Adams   One of the pleasures of lunch with Stanley Tucci is that it gives me the excuse, beforehand, to rewatch his film Big Night, easily the best movie ever made about running a restaurant.   It's 20 years since Tucci co-wrote (with his cousin), co-directed and starred in his homage to the Italian immigrant experience in New...

di Elena Spadiliero   Non essere cattivo, opera postuma di Claudio Caligari, è piaciuta al pubblico statunitense (addirittura è stato lodato dall'ex star del porno, Sasha Grey, che ha condiviso la foto degli attori protagonisti con Valerio Mastandrea sui suoi canali social).   Presentato in occasione dello scorso Cinema Italian Style...

by Roberto Natalini   The 17th edition of New Italian Cinema wrapped up after an intense five days film series of talented emergent directors and acclaimed appearance by Paolo Sorrentino, obtaining great attendance from the public of the Bay Area.   Respecting a consolidate tradition, the annual film festival was presented by the San...

by Silvia Simonetti   Located in the heart of the desert, the city of Palm Springs was all but deserted during the last week. Indeed, a great number of cinema lovers and professionals gathered there January 3 through 14 for the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival, to enjoy some of the best movies of the year 2013 and to attend...

by Rosario A. Iaconis   Are "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "American Hustle" bad for American capitalism? As Sarah Palin might say, "You betcha!" By focusing on a cadre of Wall Street reprobates and venal politicians — in various stages of cocaine-fueled debauchery — directors Martin Scorsese and David O. Russell perpetuate Hollywood's a...

By Nancy Bishop   Lovers of Italian film and perhaps, all things Italian, have a feast in store this month at the Gene Siskel Film Center in its Cinema all'italiana. The series of post-neorealist Italian films runs through Sept. 30, featuring 11 films produced in the 1960s and later. Many of them are in new digital restorations.   San...