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The Luzhin Defence
"...this movie. Set in the late Twenties in an Italian lakeside resort, The Luzhin Defence is a lovely-to-look-at period..."

May 18, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hit and Runway
"...process onscreen. The forcefully “odd” couple of Alex, an Italian-American macho-macho man, and Elliot, a brilliant yet neurotic gay..."

May 4, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Mister Scarface
This stylishly violent Italian crime film is by one of the pulp masters.
"...Al Cliver, Harry Baer and Gisela Hahn. This Seventies Italian crime film stars Jack Palance and is directed by..."

March 29, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Amati Girls
"...movie about the lives of various members of an Italian Catholic family in Philadelphia is steeped in religiosity, which..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Two Family House
"...of what happens when two families (one Irish, one Italian) meet and change each others' lives, told from the..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

One
"...glance, promise much depth. The principals are two young Italian-American guys living in a working-class San Francisco neighborhood. Nick..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

I Dreamed of Africa
"...all I got was this lousy movie. In 1972, Italian husband and wife, Paolo and Kuki Gallman, uprooted themselves..."

May 12, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Romance
"...up Paolo (Siffredi, who is a well-known star of Italian porn films); the sex is good but he does..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Finding North
"...As the snappy Rhonda, Makkena has the New York Italian-American vibe down pat; despite her trials (an unending barrage..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Summer of Sam
"...ensemble, the shamefully underrated Leguizamo is Vinny, a Bronx Italian hairdresser who, when he's not busy philandering on his..."

July 2, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Governess
"...don a new identity as Mary Blackchurch (of swarthy Italian descent). It is a world completely alien to her..."

Aug. 28, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Beyond
A woman inherits a hotel that was built over a gate to hell. Man, I hate it when that happens.
"...detract from the film? Not at all. It's classic Italian Grand Guignol at its most disturbing; a car crash,..."

June 12, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Last Man Standing
"...gangs, who are, in this case, rival Irish and Italian bootleggers occupying a sleepy Texas border town. Bravely stepping..."

Sept. 27, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Celestial Clockwork
"...in a production of Rossini's opera Cinderella by noted Italian director Italo Medici (Homar), she enlists the help of..."

Sept. 6, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

The Adventures of Pinocchio
"...effects team behind Babe. Based on the tale by Italian writer Carlo Collodi, The Adventures of Pinocchio tells the..."

July 26, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Cup Final
"...Christian soldiers all unite in their support for the Italian team, causing the lines between prisoners and captors to..."

June 7, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rome, Open City
"...print has been struck of this 1945 hallmark in Italian neo-realism. Though part of this movie's enduring appeal is..."

April 26, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bushwhacked
"...(Daniel Stern), an urban delivery boy whose leather jacket, Italian loafers, and Saturday-night swagger cut a foppish figure in..."

Aug. 4, 1995 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

The Postman (Il Postino)
"...British director Michael Radford (White Mischief, 1984) is an Italian co-production titled The Postman, a film with a production..."

July 7, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Caro Diario
"...world view. He goes to a movie where dissatisfied Italian yuppies complain of their lives. He leaves the theatre..."

Nov. 11, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fiorile
"...Ciro Esposito and Renato Carpentieri. As master storytellers of Italian cinema, the Taviani brothers (Padre Padrone and Night of..."

April 29, 1994 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Angie
"...the movie it dreams of becoming. As Angie, the Italian-American homegirl from Bensonhurst, the intrinsically WASPy Davis is miscast...."

March 4, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Flight of the Innocent
"...of lasting images and a touch of the classic Italian art film, but it's also a harried, thrilling chase..."

Jan. 28, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Bronx Tale
"...De Niro territory, A Bronx Tale takes that often-portrayed, Italian-American experience of young manhood and examines it in some..."

Oct. 1, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Son of the Pink Panther
"...isn't the brilliant comic actor Sellers was but this Italian star (also seen in Jim Jarmusch's Down By Law..."

Sept. 3, 1993 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Johnny Stecchino
Benigni performs dual roles in this comedy of mistaken identities.
"...wears the director/writer/actor hats this time around in an Italian comedy that is too predictably amusing and sweet for..."

Jan. 15, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Amazon
"...of early Peter Weir combined with any number of Italian grade Z cannibal pictures -- it's neither, though. It..."

Aug. 14, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Linguini Incident
"...of comprehensible moviemaking and, like some huge, chaotic ten-course Italian feast, seems to be heading everywhere and nowhere simultaneously...."

July 10, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Station
"...plays a lonely night stationmaster in a little provincial Italian town. Life for him has few surprises -- in..."

May 8, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Mediterraneo
1991's Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film is based on a true story about a small troop of Italian soldiers abandoned on a Greek island while World War II rages on around them.
"...on a true story about a small troop of Italian soldiers abandoned on a Greek island while World War..."

May 1, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

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