I’m a little too excited about Fellini 100, the retrospective tour featuring restorations of the classic films of Federico Fellini,… Read more Fellini 100 Tracker
This special Halloween spook-tacular dives into Dario Argento’s 1977 Italian horror classic Suspiria as well as Luca Guadagnino’s 2018 remake! We’re… Read more Episode #08: Suspiria Spook-tacular
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.
The new episode of Cinema Italiano is our first foray into Italian horror, dissecting Mario Bava’s Black Sunday (1960) with special… Read more Episode #07: Black Sunday
The new episode of Cinema Italiano discusses Federico Fellini’s landmark film 8 1/2! In our conversation, we go into how this… Read more Episode #06: 8 1/2
Buona Pasqua! This is a special Easter edition of Cinema Italiano, with an audio essay on Pier Paolo Pasolini’s The Gospel… Read more Episode #05: The Gospel According to St. Matthew
This episode features some news updates (including the Criterion Channel launch) and an audio essay on Roberto Rossellini’s The Flowers of… Read more Episode #04: The Flowers of St. Francis
We deep-dive into this modern classic, including the cultural context of its northern Italian setting, how art and music contribute to the greater narrative, and how language and identity play a key role in this coming-of-age love story.
On this episode, we’re discussing Luchino Visconti’s Death in Venice (1971) with special guest and Visconti aficionado Jon Laubinger (Film Baby… Read more Episode #02: Death in Venice
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.