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Federico Fellini

L.A. Dolce Vita: Artist Mike Street's Ode to Bygone Lobby Cards, Fellini and L.A.'s Art Scene

Mat Gleason | Posted 08.31.2015 | Los Angeles
Mat Gleason

Any lifelong fan of cinema can appreciate that the way Fellini's La Dolce Vita weaves 120 co-stars with the protagonist was a predecessor to the actual surreal interaction with our daily hundred Facebook friends.

"The Big Republican Tent" (A Song)

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 08.19.2015 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

Here are all 17 Republican clowns wedged into three and a half minute of circus music. Gaze in wonder!

Movie Directors and Mount Rushmores: Eleven Country's Best Filmmakers

Jon Eig | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

The Mt. Rushmorification of social discourse is destroying any semblance of nuanced, sophisticated analysis. And I'm right there with it, doing what I can to continue the trend.

In Italy Now We Have the First LGBTQ Audiovisual Archive

Filippo Brunamonti | Posted 07.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Filippo Brunamonti

How can a boy who's gay, and is fighting for the right to be gay, remain in a country where the whole concept "LGBTQ" doesn't exist? Where, if a boy loves another boy, or if a girl kisses another girl, the only place for them is a B-list comedy?

Great Conversations: Terence Stamp

Alex Simon | Posted 06.03.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

One of the iconic actors and faces of London's "swinging" sixties; Terence Stamp was discovered by actor/director Peter Ustinov for the titular role in his adaptation of Melville's Billy Budd in 1962.

Movie Review: Mad Max: Fury Road -- Taking the Long Way

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"Fury Road" is less a sequel than a reimagining of this post-apocalyptic mythology.

Bill Plympton, the Anti-Disney Goes Cheatin'

Brandon Judell | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
Brandon Judell

Bill Plympton is not a genius, or so he insists, although none of his thousands of fans would be shocked if a MacArthur "Genius Grant" came his way.

The Passionate Thief

Francis Levy | Posted 02.14.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

If you want to see Anna Magnani's earthly talents turned to comic advantage then check out Mario Monicelli's The Passionate Thief (Risate di goia, l960), the restored print of which is currently completing a run at Film Forum.

Rome in 24 Hours: A Cinematic Adventure in The Great Beauty

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
E. Nina Rothe

To truly view Paolo Sorrentino's Rome, one needs to do it with the same individualistic, somewhat aristocratic spirit of Jep Gambardella, the film's incredible and irreverent protagonist, played by Toni Servillo.

Cinema and Eulogia: Alain Resnais, 1922 - 2014

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Yesterday, a genuine conceptual and artistic film pioneer who was also possessed of an earnest conscience saw his final day on Earth. His genius work remains, and here's one of my favorite of his films, Mon Oncle D'Amerique, for your viewing pleasure.

Buon Compleanno, Federico Fellini!

Jack Meyer | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
Jack Meyer

Auguri, Maestro! Si, si; January 20th marks the birthday of the wild, wacky, wondrous Federico Fellini! Arguably Italy's greatest filmmaker, Fellini c...

'The Shawati' Interviews': Emirati Filmmaker Khalid Al Mahmood

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Cinema in the Gulf, the Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and all the surrounding countries that make up this region, is here to stay. But more importantly, it's here to develop, mature, expand and one day, overtake all other world industries.

Hurray to Pope Francis and MOCA Trustees

Edward Goldman | Posted 03.09.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

First of all, a belated Happy New Year to you, my friends. May I ask what is on your list of New Years' resolutions? Oh, never mind your waistline. ...

Ode to Marcella Hazan

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Cheryl Carlesimo

The cover is gone from the first book and it is marked throughout on all of our favorite recipes. The second book is completely tattered and spotted with equal amounts of olive oil, wine and indistinguishable stains, the afterimages of the meals of our life together.

Terence Stamp Finds His Song

Alex Simon | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

One of the iconic actors and faces of London's "swinging" '60s; Terence Stamp was discovered by actor/director Peter Ustinov for the titular role in his adaptation of Melville's Billy Budd in 1962.

Dennis Christopher: A Life in (and Out of) Celluloid-Legendary Character Actor on Tarantino and Breaking Away

Steve Karras | Posted 10.05.2013 | Entertainment
Steve Karras

If you're an actor and you wind up being cast in one of Quentin Tarantino's films, it's for a reason. He wants you there. Hollywood has its "A-list," and Tarantino has his.

Strange Interludes

George Heymont | Posted 04.12.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Two shorts being screened during the SFIndie Film Festival have been written and filmed in a manner that captures the wild fluidity and occasionally wacky humor that we find in our dreamscapes.

Lady Gaga: An Avatar for Our Times?

Gillian Schutte | Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts
Gillian Schutte

Gaga is an icon that is not meant to be understood or defined. Certainly, she has done more to engage the world in a speculative debate about what she is than any of her predecessors who, though complex, were much easier to pigeonhole. Gaga, it seems, is indefinable.

Gore Vidal (1925-2012): He Did It His Way (And Loved Every Minute)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.01.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Vidal had no self-doubt. He used his legendary intellect in the service of opinions that drew blood. Feuds thrilled him. And he never lost the swagger that comes from knowing that -- at least in his youth -- he was a stunner. Want a guided tour?

Not a Travel Film: Fellini's Roma

Network Awesome | Posted 05.05.2012 | Entertainment
Network Awesome

It is an idea that Fellini sticks to when putting his vast, multi-colored spotlight on his home city. But like any major metropolitan city, it is only one facet of its massive whole.

Salvador Dali's Favorite Supermodel

Ben Arogundade | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Ben Arogundade

The renowned surrealist painter Salvador Dali's meeting with seminal African-American supermodel, Donyale Luna, at his hideaway in the Spanish fishing village of Cadaqués, Catalonia in 1966 marked an amazing moment where art and beauty collide.

25 Foreign Films Even Subtitle Haters Should See

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Reading subtitles is a lot like riding a bicycle. Practice not only makes perfect, soon enough it's second nature so you don't even notice you're doing it. This particularly holds true when you're watching something great.

Monday Madness: Chatting with Rob Zombie, Danny Elfman, Devo's Gerald Casale and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.22.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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La Dolce Vita, More Dolce Than Ever

Sam Wasson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sam Wasson

Fifty years after La Dolce Vita's original release, the film has been restored from its original widescreen negative for the clean up of a lifetime.

First-Nighter: London's Sweet Charity Sufficiently Sweet

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

These days, the clever fabric manufacturers able to do whatever they want with a proven musical comedy are the folks at the Menier Chocolate Factory.