Plan Your Italian Vacation Using Scenes in These Classic Films

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Writer and director Anthony Minghella’s psychological thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley depicts late ’60s period Italy in all its stylish glory. While the cult classic is undoubtedly A-list—with Matt Damon as chameleon Tom Ripley, Jude Law (Dickie), Gwyneth Paltrow (Marge), Cate Blanchett (Meredith), and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman (Freddie)—Italy is the real star. Venice, … Read more

The 10 Must-Watch Indie Films of the Summer

The 10 Must-Watch Indie Films of the Summer

So far, 2022 has been a bounce-back year for Hollywood. Box-office receipts are trending toward pre-pandemic totals, and movies such as Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis have actually succeeded in luring older viewers—the last COVID-era holdouts—back to theaters. Coverage of this resurgence has mostly focused on the biggest-budget features—superhero movies and sequels. But small-budget indies, … Read more

Global success of ‘RRR’ signals breakthrough for Tollywood

Global success of 'RRR' signals breakthrough for Tollywood

NEW YORK (AP) — India’s film industry is one of the most vast and varied in the world — it’s really not one but many separate industries, including Bollywood, Tollywood and others — yet few of the country’s roughly 2,000 annually produced movies ever make much of a tooth with Western hearings. “We have a … Read more