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Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021
Audrey Diwan’s abortion drama “L’Evenement” (“Happening”) has won the Golden Lion at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, while the runner up honor went to Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Hand of God.”
Diwan’s film about a French college student who finds herself with an unwanted...
Thursday, Sep. 2, 2021
Italian director Paolo Sorrentino has profiled some powerful figures over the years, from real-life Italian premiers to fictional popes, as well as his adopted Rome in the Oscar-winner "The Great Beauty." But in his newest release, Sorrentino turns the camera on his own personal tragedy.
Friday, Jan. 13, 2017
In HBO's absorbing new drama "The Young Pope," Jude Law plays the title character, American-born Lenny Belardo, who, through divine intervention or woeful human error (this will be hotly debated), is made Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church at the tender age of 47.
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015
Director/writer Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth came away the big winner at the 28th European Film Awards in Berlin on Saturday night (12/12), earning Best European Film, Best Director and Best Actor distinction. The latter went to Michael Caine who also...
Monday, Nov. 30, 2015
Superheroes and franchise blockbusters may dominate the multiplex, but Paolo Sorrentino's "Youth" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) is a reminder of the touching, unexpected and unusual places movies can go.
Original and unpredictable, "Youth" trusts its...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
Just a couple of weeks ago, director/writer Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth (Fox Searchlight Pictures) topped the European Film Awards competition with five nominations--for Best Film, Directing...