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Have Pen, Will Travel
A tale of two cities, Italian-style
"...27% of the inhabitants speak German and 73% speak Italian. Yet, wherever we went, Germans seemed to be in..."

July 30, 2010 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

True to Their (New) Roots
The Loiacono family, who own Bellagio Italian Bistro, apparently believe in two cornerstones of traditional cuisine -- fresh ingredients and sizable portions. They pride themselves in making upward of 30 different pastas on the premises : from bright spinach fettucine to rippled radiatore and ribbon-edged tagliatelle.
"...Bellagio Italian Bistro6507 Jester Boulevard, 346-8228..."

April 21, 2000 Food Feature by Pableaux Johnson

Cemetery Man
Zombie movie based on an Italian comic book.
"...Riche and Fabiana Formica. Based on the wildly popular Italian comic book Dellamorte, Dellamore from Tiziano Sclavi's Dylan Dog..."

June 28, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Review: ManinPasta
Italian food crafted with love just down the road from the Broken Spoke
"...Davide Careri, who hails from Sicily, opened a new Italian restaurant on South Lamar down the road from Broken..."

April 6, 2018 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
Brandon Routh stars as this film's titular paranormal investigator.
"...funny thing happened on the way to the ossuary. Italian writer Tiziano Sclavi, from whose titular comic book series..."

May 6, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Taste of Tuscany
Basil's Classic Italian Fare
"...Long vulgarized to please North American tastes, Italian cooking has recently gone haute. Many Parisian chefs now..."

July 26, 1996 Food Feature

This genius Italian comedy from 1962 has been plucked from obscurity and given a sparkling new cleanup job.
"...Bengell, Ugo Attanasio and Gabriella Conti. Mafioso, a genius Italian comedy shading toward the darker aspects of its title,..."

April 20, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Captain Corelli's Mandolin
"...on the postcard-perfect Greek island of Cephalonia during its Italian occupation during World War II, the film succeeds more..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Movie Review by Steve Davis

La Scorta
"...practically ripped from the pages of contemporary newspapers, this Italian political thriller uses that country's internal corruption and intrigue..."

July 14, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

First Look: Alimentari 28
West Second cafe offers casual Italian bites and drinks
"...Although Austin may have seen a recent upsurge in Italian restaurants, the city has yet to see an authentic,..."

March 15, 2017 Food Post by Thea Newell

The Great Beauty
An Italian writer and bon vivant reflects on his life in this walkabout with Felliniesque touches.
"...rueful observations are the stock in trade of this Italian film by one of the modern masters of cinema,..."

Feb. 14, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bread and Tulips
An endearing romantic daydream about an underappreciated housewife who decides on whim to not return home.
"...Maglietta. Near the beginning of Bread and Tulips, an Italian tour bus pulls away from a rest stop, leaving..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Only You
" Norman Jewison: Shots of the night sky and Italian spices do not a fine romance make. It's hard..."

Oct. 14, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

The long-scuttled tragic story of Ida Dalser, the first wife of Benito Mussolini, and the child she bore him, is brought to the screen with arresting style by the Italian director Marco Bellocchio.
" brought to the screen with arresting style by Italian director Bellocchio. In death as in life, Ida’s claim..."

April 23, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Last Kiss
The Italian film which was adapted for the American remake starring Zach Braff.
"...Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Stefano Accorsi. One character in the Italian hit The Last Kiss announces, "Normality is the real..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Che Bella
The Austin Film Society's series is called "Che Bella: Italy in the 60s," but the story really begins -- as does all of modern cinema -- in the streets of Rome, in May of 1944. Nick Barbaro looks at Italian neorealism and the movies it inspired.
"...came, a small filmmakers' collective with ties to the Italian Resistance movement began shooting what would become the signature..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Screens Feature by Nick Barbaro

The Bridges of Madison County
"...was casting Meryl Streep as Francesca Johnson, the story's Italian-born Iowa housewife. Through her body language, Streep conveys just..."

June 2, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sophia's Gets a New Direction
More seasonal features, a new bar menu, and a new chef de cuisine
"...Sophia’s Italian supper club is focusing on more seasonal dishes and..."

July 11, 2017 Food Post by Kali Venable

A Bigger Splash
Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, and others meet and mix in the sun
"...Tilda Swinton returns for another go-round with Italian director Luca Guadagnino, following the critical success of I..."

May 20, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

All in the Patrizi Family
New East Austin food truck culls 50 years of family values
"...Italian food does not typically cater to trailer truck gastronomy...."

June 5, 2013 Food Post by Chase Hoffberger

I Am Love
Tilda Swinton brings a haunting mix of ethereality and carnal gravitas to this fearlessly melodramatic Italian movie, which she also co-produced.
"...the shops, in the streets. I learned to be Italian." American ideas of what it means to be "Italian"..."

July 2, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mambo Italiano
Broad gay and Italian stereotypes mambo through this farce.
"...Mary Walsh and Tara Nicodemo. The marketers of Mambo Italiano would like us to believe that this gay romantic..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Stendahl Syndrome
"...In the mid-19th century while on a tour of Italian architecture, the famed French author Stendahl found himself so..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Steam: The Turkish Bath
"...edges, often to the point of being soggy. This Italian-Spanish-Turkish production about an uptight Italian businessman, Francesco, who inherits..."

April 23, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Kiss Me Guido
" Kiss Me Guido: Jewish women are sexually frustrated, Italian-American mothers are hysterical, artistes are pretentious, gay men are..."

Aug. 29, 1997 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Purple Noon
"...Set against the pristine backdrop of Mongibello, on the Italian coast, the film presents viewers with unmitigated evil and..."

July 26, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Conviction
"...Andrzej Seweryn and Grazyna Szapolowska. Once upon a time, Italian filmmaker Marco Bellochio's name was uttered in the same..."

Nov. 18, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ciao, Professore!
"...first glance may seem to mark a departure for Italian director Lina Wertmüller. Her films (Seven Beauties, Swept Away)..."

Sept. 2, 1994 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Especially on Sunday
"...Andrea Prodan and Maria Maddalena Fellini. A trilogy of Italian short films, all written by Tonino Guerra yet directed..."

Oct. 29, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Blue Planet
"...this 1981 film marks the full-length feature debut of Italian painter Piavoli, whose work has included shorts about nature..."

April 30, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

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