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Paolo Sorrentino

Simple Song #3 in Youth: An Interview With Composer David Lang

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.15.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Last week the Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang, known for his work in classical music, stepped out of the class in music composition he was teaching at Yale to talk to me about making music for movies.

Helen Mirren, Jane Fonda, Blythe Danner, and Charlotte Rampling: Iconic Actors in Juicy Roles for Women

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.04.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Harvey Weinstein threw a swell party for Helen Mirren this week at House of Elyx, a chic loft in the Meatpacking District that Mickey Rourke used to o...

Spotlight on Spotlight at the Gotham Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.01.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

That Spotlight won Best Feature at the Gotham Awards last night was not a surprise.

The Pitti Uomo Diaries: I Could Wear That and Hood By Air

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.17.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

At Pitti Uomo in Florence, running through Friday, where designers are showing their Fall/Winter 2016 menswear collections, I've seen quite a lot I like. From perfumes, to hats, to pocket squares, there was even a ball gown on display, made out of men's foulards.

Paolo Sorrentino To Direct TV Miniseries About An American Pope

Josephine M | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion

ROME (RNS) Fresh from his Oscar win for best foreign film, Italian director Paolo Sorrentino’s next project is a TV series about a fictional America...

Third Time's the Charm for International Film Festival of Panama

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 06.14.2014 | Arts
Andrea R. Vaucher

IFF Panama's significance on the film festival circuit was firmly established by its third edition, which wrapped April 9 in Panama City. Festival...

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.

The Great Beauty

Francis Levy | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

The imagery of Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty is almost as old as his lead character who has just turned 65. Jeb Gambardella (Toni Servillo) is a...

Popcorn Preview: The Great Beauty

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Great Beauty (2013) "La grande bellezza" Cast includes: Toni Servillo (The Consequences of Love) Writer/Director: Paolo Sorrentino (This Mus...

The Great Beauty: The Glory That Is Rome

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Admiring his central actor, Toni Servillo, I asked Paolo Sorrentino how he directed him in the key brilliance of being both text and subtext simultaneously. Having worked with Servillo before, Sorrentino said, I just tell him, go.

Cannes 2011: Sean Penn's Weirdly Wonderful New Performance

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.20.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

This movie sounded like a train wreck: an aging rocker goes on a quest to hunt down the Nazi that tormented his father in Auschwitz. Out of this unpromising description comes one of the most eccentric performances of Penn's career.

Sean Penn Goes Goth, Dramatic & Damaged

Posted 07.09.2011 | Entertainment

With just a quick glance, you might think you're looking at a poorly aged Robert Smith, emo-goth king and voice of The Cure. Instead, heavily caked in...