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Italian Films

Quiet Chaos
Quiet Chaos review - Nanni Moretti stars in Antonio Luigi Grimaldi's QUIET CHAOS, a surprisingly sweet crowd-pleaser about a man's unual coping method after the unexpected death of his wife.

The Mother of Tears
"The Mother of Tears" concludes Dario Argento’s The Three Mothers trilogy that started with "Suspira" and "Inferno." Asia Argento stars.

My Brother Is An Only Child
Already a smash in its native Italy, MY BROTHER IS AN ONLY CHILD, which was presented at this year’s Cannes and Toronto film festivals, reunites director Luchetti with longtime collaborators Sandro Petraglia and Stefano Rulli, best known as screenwriters of the highly acclaimed “The Best of Youth.”

Italian Film 101
Ten of the best Italian movies ever made, as a starting place for exploration.

Caterina in the Big City
Paolo Virzì's "Caterina in the Big City" is a lovely surprise: an insightful, charming story of a fifteen-year-old girl (Alice Teghil) who moves from a small backwater Southern beach town to cosmopolitan Rome.

Don't Move - Review
Penelope Cruz joins a growing list of gorgeous actresses who go ugly to gain critical acclaim in Sergio Castellitto's "Don't Move." Misogynistic and melodramatic, this preposterously bad tearjerker was a huge hit in Italy.

Beyond the Clouds
Michaelangelo Antonioni directs this magnificent film starring Sophie Marceau and John Malkovich.

The Wide Blue Road
I feel like dynamite: the incomparable Yves Montand blows up fish to save his family in this Pontecorvo classic, unearthed by Jonathan Demme and Dustin Hoffman.

The Bicycle Thief
Critcs call it the greatest neorealism film ever made. I'd say it's a sad film.

Bob Guccione's 1979 Classic Film has been re-issued for it's thirtieth anniversary. Starring acclaimed actors, Malcolm McDowell, Sir John Gielgud, Helen Mirren and Peter O'Toole, "Caligula" is definitely not for the squeamish.

Cinema Paradiso
Read the Washington Post review of the timeless film that won an Oscar for Best Foreign Picture.

La Strada
Review of Fellini's 1954 film from the Edinburgh University Film Society.

I Fidanzati
Ermmano Olmi's "I Fidenzati" (1962) tells the story of an engaged couple that is separated when the man takes a job in the South of Italy.

Nights of Cabiria
Guilietta Masina stars as the whore with the broken heart in Fellini's early masterpiece. The restored Criterion DVD finally gives this overlooked gem the exposure it deserves.

Not of This World
Italian director Giuseppe Piccioni's emotional drama.

Open City

A major return to form for Michaelangelo Antonioni after the incoherent, shallow Zabriskie Point- although I love the soundtrack.

"Il Posto"
A review Ermmano Olmi's sweet and heartbreaking tale (1961) of love and work.

Umberto D.
Vittorio De Sica's 1952 film pulls the heartstrings about Vittorio De Sica's 1952 film about an elderly man without money, job, family, an evil landlord who is left to roam the streets with his faithful dog Flike.

La Strada
A critical analysis of Fellini's great film.

The White Sheik
Marcy used to be intimidated by Italian master Federico Fellini. After seeing his sweet and hilarious debut, a rambunctious screwball comedy with a heart of gold, she's a fan.

Review: I Am Love
I Am Love - The remarkable Tilda Swinton transforms once again in Luca Guadagnino's gorgeous melodrama I AM LOVE.

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