Italian cinema

Discover the voyeuristic thrills of this gory ’70s giallo

By Anton Bitel

Sergio Martino’s schlocky 1973 film Torso offers a masterclass in the male gaze.

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)

By Glenn Heath Jr

A new restoration of Ermanno Olmi’s epic and intimate Palme d’Or winner is not to be missed.

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La Strada (1954)

By David Jenkins

A welcome 2K re-release of Federico Fellini’s punishing 1951 road movie about an abusive circus strongman.

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Watch the gorgeous restoration trailer for La Strada

By Little White Lies

Federico Fellini’s third feature, about a petit female clown and her strongman sidekick, gets a 2K spit-shine.

The Young Pope – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Paolo Sorrentino transitions to the small screen (with a Jude Law assist) and comes up trumps.

Discover the films of two Italian masters with a new Blu-ray box

By Little White Lies

Three archive gems by the Taviani brothers are unearthed to receive the deluxe digital treatment.

Eight films to watch before you see The Neon Demon

By David Hayles

From grindhouse classics to showbiz satires, seek out these inspirations for Nicolas Winding Refn’s wicked latest.

The original scream queens who gave giallo its feminist edge

By Emily Gosling

Iconic stars like Anita Strindberg and Edwige Fenech are the thread that ties this deviant subgenre together.

How Federico Fellini mastered the magic hour

By Stephen Puddicombe

Dawn plays an important role in the Italian director’s 1960 film La Dolce Vita.

8½ (1963)

By Ian Mantgani

Federico Fellini’s iconic masterpiece is back on the big screen. Don’t miss it.

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