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  • 2014 Atlanta Italian Film Festival: 3 Must-See Movies
    2014 Atlanta Italian Film Festival: 3 Must-See Movies
    Italian cinema is hot right now, with Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty winning the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and grossing a cool $2.8 million in the United States, good for No. 9 on the Italian-language box-office list. So it...
  • The Great Beauty
    It's hard to see the magic in 'The Great Beauty'
    The decadences and excesses of life in the avant garde and creative community in Europe has a notoriety and interest all its own, but what happens when the king of the realm is looking for something more. "The Great Beauty" starts off...
  • An Oscar winner that shows an eye for 'The Great Beauty'
    An Oscar winner that shows an eye for 'The Great Beauty'
    An ode to the Italian new wave cinema of Fellini, and who better to do it than Director Paolo Sorrentino ("Il Divo","This Must Be the Place") and Actor Toni Servillo ("Gomorrah", "Girl by the Lake"). Two of...
  • The Great Beauty
    The Great Beauty
    The Great Beauty: Rated “Not Rated“ (1 hour, 24 min.)Starring: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso, Iaia ForteDirected by: Paolo SorrentinoIn Italian with English subtitlesThis exquisitely-shot and lavishly...
  • The Great Beauty
    'The Great Beauty' Movie Review
    Many are hailing Italian director Paolo Sorrentino as the new Federico Fellini. While the comparison is warranted, once the theater lights darken, there is more to this talented filmmaker than meets the eye. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best...
  • The Great Beauty
    'The Great Beauty' may be an Oscar nominee, but it's a mess
    The decadences and excesses of life in the avant garde and creative community in Europe has a notoriety and interest all its own, but what happens when the king of the realm is looking for something more. "The Great Beauty" starts off...
  • The Great Beauty
    Movie review: Sorrentino's 'The Great Beauty' is appropriately named
    As stated in the Italian film, La grande bellezza (translated in English to "The Great Beauty", and opening today at the Detroit Film Theater), everything ends with death. Ah, but before death, there is life. In this film, director Paolo...
  • Toni Servillo in The Great Beauty
    5 Things You Should Know About 'The Great Beauty'
    It’s been 50 years since Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Vittorio De Sica and a handful of other Italian directors ushered in the golden age of Italian cinema and made a huge splash on the international film front. Italian movies...
  • Toni Servillo
    ‘The Great Beauty’ dazzles with imagery and words
    Italian director Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty” is a maximalist cornucopia of sight and sound – opulent, surreal, voluptuous, operatically tragic, mirthfully decadent – and at the same time, a meditation on...
  • Toni Servillo as Rosario in Claudio Cupellini's A QUIET LIFE
    New Italian Cinema film festival features Daniele Luchetti tribute
    The 15th annual New Italian Cinema festival opened Sunday with a three-film tribute to Daniele Luchetti (to be repeated throughout the festival).Nanni Moretti’s Habemus Papam closes the festival appropriately followed by a Closing Night...