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"...based on the life of his father, a first-generation Italian-American immigrant whose guiding passions in life were his carpentry..."

April 30, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Volere, Volare
"...Stecchino, Nichetti's Volere, Volare joins the growing trend of Italian films that puts a Latin spin on Hollywood comedy..."

April 30, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Walking on Water
Portrait of renowned environmental artist Christo is more of a thumbnail sketch
"...the village of Brescia at the foot of the Italian Alps and crossing Lake Iseo to connect to two..."

May 24, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Italic Puts the Emphasis on Fresh Flavors
Andrew Curren’s Downtown restaurant reinvents Italian lunch
"...When running down the list of options for lunch, Italian food doesn't often make my cut. While I adore..."

Sept. 7, 2018 Food Column by Jessi Cape

Review: L'oca d'oro
Italian concept brings luxury without the pomp
"...The concept is Italian, but more lower case than last year's crop. There's..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Gelato World Tour in Austin
Italians on a mission to share gelato with the world
"...Italian immigrants are responsible for turning Americans on to one..."

May 15, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

The Departed
Watching this new film by Scorsese is tantamount to falling in love with the director all over again.
"...cinematic bad boy from New York City, the little "Italianamerican" who elevated the septic allure of the criminal life..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Lives Less Ordinary
The Austin Film Society's neorealism and Beyond: Italian Cinema, 1948-1970
"...Humble though it seems, the Italian neorealist movement influenced the making of movies in Europe..."

Jan. 16, 2004 Screens Feature by Marrit Ingman

"...braying, praying donkeys, desperate for the emergency exit, this Italian import might just as well be construed as an..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...a kind of dusty sentiment, envelops the films of Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore. Best known stateside for 1989's Cinema..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Operatic Success
La Traviata, a new Italian Trattoria in downton Austin, is a smashing new eatery which hopefully has many years of innovation and success ahead.
"...the culinary pleasures awaiting at La Traviata, a new Italian trattoria downtown. The La Traviata menu offers diners the..."

Oct. 6, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Beyond the Clouds
"...Vincent Perez, Irene Jacob, Fanny Ardant and John Malkovich. Italian film director Michelangelo Antonioni has always been haunted by..."

May 19, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Legend of 1900
"...character, not a century, in this lush drama by Italian director Guiseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso), his first filmed in..."

Nov. 19, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perfect Blue
" almost note-for-note an anime version of some of Italian director Dario Argento's more obscure giallo thrillers, and bears..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Life Is Beautiful
Life Is Beautiful is the drama every comic probably wishes he had made. In this life-affirming Italian "concentration-camp comedy," Benigni uses the Holocaust as a backdrop for telling a heartfelt story about a father who protects his son from the gas chambers by the use of the only weapons at his command: his quick imagination, outlandish buffoonery, and scrappy determination.
"...drama every comic probably wishes he had made. This Italian "concentration-camp comedy" believes that the powers of humor and..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Big Night
"...Fifties, Big Night centers on the plight of two Italian immigrant brothers, Primo and Secondo, who are struggling to..."

Oct. 4, 1996 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Stealing Beauty
"...Sandrelli and Rachel Weisz. Bertolucci returns to his native Italian soil for the first time in 15 years, and..."

July 12, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Horseman on the Roof
The film captures the heroic exploits of an Italian resistance soldier who falls in love with a French noblewoman during the French cholera plague of the early 19th century.
"...the screen French author Jean Giono's story about an Italian patriot whose love for his country is unexpectedly matched..."

May 31, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

"...of commenting on the increasingly materialistic nature of modern Italian society as it grows more and more infatuated with..."

April 12, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Local Musician Is a One-Woman Food and Live Music Show
Dinner With Giulia brings authentic Italian home cooking and original performances to your kitchen
" bringing groups of Austinites together to celebrate authentic Italian home cooking. While the communal experience is fueled by..."

April 12, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

First Look: Sophia's
Old school meets new in old Bess Bistro space
"...dining alcoves, Sophia's strives for cool sophistication. Inspired by Italian film icon Sophia Loren, it harkens back to Hollywood's..."

Aug. 31, 2016 Food Post by Lauren Jones

Housecore Horror Headliners: Goblin
Italian soundtrackers rise from the dead to terrorize
"...Of course eerie synth-rock pioneers Goblin became synonymous with Italian horror movie soundtracks. Even the name’s perfect – still...."

Oct. 25, 2013 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Discovery and Rediscovery
Mediterranean and European influences make for an inspired contemporary Italian menu at TinTinNio
"...The classic sound of glasses clinking together in an Italian toast is "tin-tin." When the owners of this new..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Yendry Talks Magic, Her Reading List, and Shining Light on Domestic Abuse in Latin Culture
Dominican Italian singer brings diverse sound to ACL Fest on Saturday
"...Uninhibited by genre labels, Dominican Italian singer-songwriter Yendry possesses a broad musical palette that plucks..."

Oct. 1, 2021 Music Feature by Christina Garcia

Roland Emmerich goes all guns blazing recreating the pivotal sea battle
"...portrayal of Lt. Richard “Dick” Best. You want an Italian-American aviation machinist with ironic, life-affirming nihilist tendencies? Jonas brother..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Goblin’s Claudio Simonetti Paints Austin Deep Red
Italian horror soundtrack maestro emails bloody tidbits
"...the murder of a psychic medium. Soundtracked by pioneering Italian cineastes Goblin, proceedings splash down into the director’s bloody..."

Sept. 25, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Knife + Heart
Perfect postmodernism among Paris' porn scene in this retro-giallo
"...all the accurate comparisons to Brian De Palma and Italian giallo films – particularly in the murder scenes and..."

April 12, 2019 Movie Review by Danielle White

The Don Diego Trio Sends Greetings From Austin
Vittorio Bongiorno follows a rockabilly band from Italy to Texas
" reach is how filmmaker Vittorio Bongiorno travelled an Italian band from Sicily to the Ameripolitan Festival in Austin..."

April 11, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Creed II
Predictable but still pleasurable new chapter and verse in the Book of Rocky
"...Creed, Balboa’s one-time professional nemesis who died in the Italian Stallion’s arms after Soviet prizefighter Ivan Drago inflicted a..."

Nov. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Bisbee ’17
A dark piece of American history exposed through theatre
"...Malmberg and Chris Shellen's remarkable documentary about a small Italian town that has spent decades using an annual play..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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