Maria Sole Tognazzi to direct 'Petra Delicado' series for Italy's Cattleya (exclusive)

Maria Sole Tognazzi to direct 'Petra Delicado' series for Italy's Cattleya (exclusive) Project based on Alicia Giménez-Bartlett’s police novels. Italy’s Cattleya is producing a TV adaptation of Alicia Giménez-Bartlett’s Petra Delicado novels. Maria Sole Tognazzi will be the ...

‘La Cage Aux Folles’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Michel Galabru, Carmen Scarpitta, Remi Laurent | Written by Jean Poiret, Marcello Danon, Francis Veber, Edouard Molinaro | Directed by Edouard Molinaro Modern ...

Property Is No Longer a Theft

Can radical theater make a good movie? Elio Petri continues his string of biting social comment movies with a black comedy about rich people, thieves, and the notion of ownership — it’s a caustic ...

I Knew Her Well (Io la conoscevo bene)

She's beautiful, desired and enjoys a social mobility in the improving Italian economy... but she's also a pawn of cruel materialist values. Stefania Sandrelli personifies a liberated spirit who lives ...

Criterion Collection: I Knew Her Well | Blu-ray Review

Love is most definitely not a many splendored thing in the bedazzled artifice of Rome’s swinging 60s, at least as far as the good time gal depicted in Antonio Pietrangeli’s obscure 1965 title I Knew ...

Classic French Film Festival March 4th -20th at Webster University

The Eighth Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival — co-produced by Cinema St. Louis and the Webster University Film Series — celebrates St. Louis’ Gallic heritage and France’s cinematic legacy. ...

'Cage aux Folles' Actor and French Academy Award Winner Featured in More Than 200 Films Dead at 93

Michel Galabru (right) and Louis de Funès in 'Le gendarme et les gendarmettes.' 'La Cage aux Folles' actor Michel Galabru dead at 93 Michel Galabru, best known internationally for his role as a ...

‘La Grande Bouffe’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi, Andréa Ferréol, Solange Blondeau, Florence Giorgetti, Michèle Alexandre, Monique Chaumette, Henri Piccoli | Written by Marco ...

Blu-ray Review – La Grande Bouffe (1973)

La Grande Bouffe, 1973. Directed by Marco Ferreri. Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Phillipe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Piccoli and Andrea Ferreol. Synopsis: Four professional men retreat to a ...

Win La Grande Bouffe on Blu-ray

To mark the release of La Grande Bouffe on 17th August, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD. Four friends, played by international superstars Marcello Mastroianni (Fellini’s 8½), Michel ...

Why La Grande Bouffe is the film you should watch this week – video review

Marco Ferreri's 1973 film is something else: jaded, perverted, and drenched in ennui, says Peter Bradshaw. Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Piccoli and Philippe Noiret, it is ...

'Malicious' Sex Symbol Who Became a Worldwide Sensation in the '70s Found Dead: Antonelli Led Troubled, Tragic Life

Laura Antonelli: 'Malizia' actress. Laura Antonelli: 'Malizia' sex symbol who led troubled life found dead (Note: This Laura Antonelli article is currently being revised and expanded.) Laura ...

Arrow Films announces August Blu-ray line-up

It’s the start of a new month, and as ever in film and Blu-ray circles, nothing gets the fans salivating more than the upcoming release slate from the awesome folks over at Arrow Films. Its line-up of ...

The Definitive ‘What the F**K?’ Movies: 40-31

As you can probably tell, this list feels more arbitrary than others. That’s not by design, but the unfortunate premise of the list leaves some room for interpretation. As we move forward, we will ...

Oscar Winner Williams Found Dead; Possible Suicide

Robin Williams dead at 63, possible suicide: Oscar winner for ‘Good Will Hunting’ Robin Williams, Best Supporting Academy Award winner for Gus Van Sant’s Good Will Hunting, was found dead at his ...

A Five Star Life | Review

Perks of Using the Star System: Tognazzi’s Tale a Tad Too Familiar Maria Sole Tognazzi, daughter of famed actor/director Ugo Tognazzi, visits the mid-life crisis mode of the single female for her ...

Cage aux Folles director Édouard Molinaro dies

Film-maker behind ground-breaking international smash hit that brought domestic gay relationships to the mainstream Édouard Molinaro, the French film director behind the pioneering gay farce La Cage ...

Molinaro-Directed Subtitled Comedy Blockbuster Led to Two Sequels and One Highly Popular U.S. Remake

‘La Cage aux Folles’ film: Edouard Molinaro international box office hit (photo: Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Serrault in ‘La Cage aux Folles’) (See previous post: “‘La Cage aux Folles’ Director Edouard ...

Carlo Lizzani obituary

Italian neorealist film director and screenwriter who made Last Days of Mussolini, starring Rod Steiger Carlo Lizzani, who has died aged 91, after falling from a balcony at his home, was a ...

Blu-ray Review: ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ Joins Criterion Collection

Chicago – 1978’s release of the French farce “La Cage Aux Folles” was a cultural event in New York City, where it played for months to audiences who had never seen anything like it. History has ...

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