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Roberto Rossellini

General Della Rovere

Francis Levy | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Roberto Rossellini's General Della Rovere (1959), which was recently revived as a part of Vittorio De Sica retrospective, currently playing at Film Forum, is a chance to see the great Italian director (Bicycle Thieves, 1948, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, 1970), act.

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?

Three Stops on Our Way to the Oscars

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

So, as you can imagine, I take the Oscars very seriously, and follow all the brouhaha leading up to the live Sunday broadcast. And this year was no exception. But for me, along with a few good friends, the party actually started the day before, on Saturday. That's how it went...

What It's Like To Get The Sex Talk From Ingrid Bergman

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty

Getting the sex talk from your parents is always an interesting experience, but that's even more true when your parents are Ingrid Bergman and Roberto...

Will 'Schmekelgate' Stop the Rise of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer?

Bernard Starr | Posted 09.22.2013 | Comedy
Bernard Starr

History tells us that if you do good deeds and control the "restless penis syndrome," time, compassion, changing mores -- and statistics -- will trump Schmekelgate.

Don't You Want To Copy Isabella Rossellini's Style

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.02.2012 | Style

It's no surprise that Isabella Rossellini is famous, just look at her family tree: Her mother was Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and her father was th...

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.

We're Giving Our Money Away

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Norman MacAfee

Europa '51 is very rare, not available on DVD, but this Friday, August 6, at 6 p.m. EDT, Turner Classic Movies will run it. I urge you to see it.

On Kon Ichikawa

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Norman MacAfee

I saw The Burmese Harp in the mid-1960s, during the Vietnam war, and one specific image stayed with me, so much so that I have used it several times in poems.