An exploration of Pietro Marcello’s first four features: Crossing the Line (2007), The Mouth of the Wolf (2009), The Silence of Pelesjan (2011), and Lost and Beautiful (2015).
This episode discusses Nanni Moretti’s Caro diario (Dear Diary), an introspective autobiographical look at three phases of Moretti’s life. This story… Read more Episode #17: Caro diario
This episode explores Abel Ferrara’s Tommaso, a semi-autobiographical tale of an American filmmaker living in Rome with his wife and daughter.… Read more Episode #16: Tommaso
This episode features an audio essay on Luchino Visconti’s final film L’Innocente (The Innocent), discussing the film’s themes of dishonesty, self-interest,… Read more Episode #15: L’Innocente
This episode features an audio essay on Alice Rohrwacher’s debut fiction feature Corpo celeste (Heavenly Body), a modern-day take on Marta… Read more Episode #14: Corpo celeste
Celebrating Fellini’s filmography, career, plus rumors on what could be coming later from Criterion.
I’m back from the 31st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival! I wanted to provide an overview of the seven… Read more Episode #12: The 31st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival
I got to speak with director Leonardo D’Agostini and screenwriter Antonella Lattanzi to discuss their film Il campione (The Champion) (2019).… Read more Episode #11: Interview with Leonardo D’Agostini & Antonella Lattanzi (The Champion)
In this episode, I sit down with first-time director Chiara Malta to discuss her film Simple Women (2019). During our conversation,… Read more Episode #10: Interview with Chiara Malta (Simple Women)
In this episode, I sit down with first-time director Beniamino Barrese to discuss his film Storia di B. – La… Read more Episode #09: Interview with Beniamino Barrese (The Disappearance of My Mother)