A current great actor is filming with his former food schlepper. We’re talking Robert De Niro and Sebastian Maniscalco. Italian American funnyman Maniscalco wrote the movie “About My Father.” Before he was a writer he was a waiter. Maniscalco: “2005, I waited tables at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills and met De Niro there. Then I worked wit...

This week we’re jumping back into the second part of our two-part episode exploring the 50-year relationship between the Italian American community and Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather”, with a commercial-free conclusion to this well-received conversation. Since its premiere in March of 1972, The Godfather has been considered one of the most i...

“Just when I think I’m out, They will pull me back in.” The legendary & one of the greatest movies ever produced “The Godfather,” celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. And despite crossing five decades of its release the movie is still captivating the hearts of its audience by its intruding storyline, excellent cinematography experience, and p...

There are so many terrific things about The Hand of God, Paolo Sorrentino’s rich coming-of-age story. It’s an intensely personal film. Sorrentino, who wrote as well as directed, created his surrogate Fabietto from his own DNA and experiences, and sets the film in his native Naples. Fabietto’s most prominent co-star isn’t one of the marvelous cast,...

Leave the gun, take the cannoli, and see “The Godfather” in 4K later this year. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s award-winning film “The Godfather,” Paramount Pictures announced that the acclaimed film will have a limited release theater run this year. Starting on Feb. 25, the film will run exclusively Dolby Cinema at AMC...

Sebastian Maniscalco visits "The Talk" and opens up his upcoming film "About My Father." "[It's] basically a love story between a father and a son, it's a comedy, I co-wrote it, loosely based on my life. Robert DeNiro plays my father." Natalie Morales asks, "What is that like when DeNiro is your father?" Maniscalco says, "So, DeNiro, the actor he i...

“Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.” – Martin Scorsese The greatest boxing film to have ever been made is, actually, not even about boxing at all. Raging Bull is often cited as Martin Scorsese’s comeback film, the manifestation of his artistic genius after the poor reception of New York, New York in 1977 and nearly dying of a...

The 1980 biographical sports film Raging Bull transcends both genre descriptors often attached to it. Yes, it tells the true story of Jake Lamotta, an Italian-American boxer who hit his peak in the 1940’s and 50’s. So technically it is biographical and about sports, yet neither of these words leap to mind when trying to summarise the experience it...

More than 30 celebrities will join the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in celebrating NIAF’s 45th Anniversary Gala virtually and honoring Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Dr. Fauci will be presented NIAF’s 2020 Leonardo da Vinci Award for Leadersh...

The movie that changed my life turns 30 years old this month. It was a cool September evening in 1990 when two carloads of high school friends and I went to the Showcase Cinema in Revere for opening night of Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas.” The theater was kind of a dump back then and most of the screens were still in mono, but we preferred the plac...