Martin Eden’s new interpretation set in early 20th century Italy feels a perfect fit for a tale of optimism, promise, and eventual self-destruction.
Croce e delizia is a warmly charming, and often moving, look at how family dynamics may change but love and compassion will always be at the heart.
Padre Padrone is noteworthy for shining a light on some often-forgotten elements of Italian culture and inequality.
Long after Berlusconi is out of office, Loro will continue to be viewed, studied, and enjoyed, as long as loro (they) are still in power.
As lumpy as its parts may be, the whole of Carosello Napoletano is a colorful, thought-provoking, and touching look at the eternal spirit of Naples.
The novel Call Me By Your Name is a deliberately paced, murky tread through memory. It condensates events and conversations… Read more Call Me By Your Name (2017)
Pasolini takes us to the outskirts of life and challenges our assumptions in the moving and intelligent Mamma Roma. Almost a… Read more Mamma Roma (1962)
Le Notti Bianche, or White Nights, is a dark yet passionate film about love, loneliness, and sacrifice. A young man and… Read more Le Notti Bianche (1957)
Stromboli, terra di dio is the moody, deliberate character study of a desperate yet stubborn woman, played to perfection by Ingrid… Read more Stromboli, terra di dio (1950)
Actually the first film I’ve ever seen by Roberto Rossellini, The Flowers of St. Francis is the sweet biopic of sorts… Read more The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)