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The garden of Vittorio De Sica

Vittorio De Sica, the subject of a major retrospective at the Harvard Film Archive, "Vittorio De Sica — Neo-Realism, Melodrama, Fantasy," was a movie star in Italy before he became a filmmaker.
Mostly high points at the Harvard Film Archive
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  June 04, 2010
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Interview: Roberto Benigni

"Dante is talking to everybody, not just in the Middle Ages."
TuttoDante, Benigni's one-man show
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 05, 2009
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Frank's way

Musical revues can be like videos of old golf tournaments — endless, amiable tedium interspersed with opportunities to wake up and smile nostalgically. Not so with My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra , at least not with this terrific production
Simply Sinatra at Theatre by the Sea
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 05, 2009
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Dance Monkey: Maria Ciampa

Education is important. I’m pretty. Jellyfish are fun! And also, some ravioli.
A local comic in the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  September 25, 2007
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An Italian feast

A group of performers — especially one unified by gender and culture — is an unconventional focus for a film series.
‘Signore + Signore’ isn’t just about the ladies
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  August 07, 2007
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Round-trip Cruz

Volver may be a rich and moving film that celebrates the triumph of the feminine spirit, but it’s already best known as the movie in which writer/director Pedro Almodóvar fitted willowy leading lady Penélope Cruz with an ample prosthetic ass. Watch t
Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver
By GARY SUSMAN  |  February 20, 2007


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Pedro, Borat, and a castrato

As usual, dedicated film critics were too occupied seeing four or five movies a day to note the swarm of A-list celebrities at the 31st Toronto International Film Festival.
The 31st Toronto International Film Festival
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 20, 2006
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Shopgirl

Watch any red-carpet event and you're likely to feel less than picture perfect.
Stylist Erica Corsano dishes on the world of fashion
By HENLEY VAZQUEZ  |  March 28, 2006