michael traversa

Being born in a family with a distinct heritage is one thing, how said heritage is perceived and the respect paid to the family roots is what really matters. Among those who always felt a deep connection and quickly became …

Italian dubbing of foreign films is known to be the best in the industry. Dubbing started on the tail end of World War II, quickly becoming standard practice. Over the years it has become more than a tradition; not just …

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birthday of Frank Sinatra, or simply The Voice, one of the most influential figures in the entertainment business. Francis Albert Sinatra was a true artist; movie singer, movie actor, he was one …

As any Italian living in US and traveling back and forth would know, there is always the question on what can and can’t be brought back to the States in terms of food. There’s always that dairy product, that delicious …

With Fantastic Four currently in theatres actress Kate Mara, who plays Susan Storm, the Invisible Woman, is finally getting her spot in the sun among Hollywood stars, after years of supporting roles. Despite the heavy criticism the movie has received …

To most people Matt LeBlanc will forever be the good-hearted, amiable aspiring actor Joey Tribbiani from the widely popular show Friends. The series was a must watch in the mid nineties and it ended its successful run in 2004 after …

For many people who grew up in the eighties Robert Davi will always be one of the Fratelli brothers, the family of crooks terrorizing The Goonies in the eponymous 1985 film; others may remember him as one of the best …

Frank Capra is often acknowledged as one of the greatest directors who ever lived. Not just that, but he helped building the film industry as we know it. At one point he served as President of the Academy of Motion …

It’s easy in Hollywood for an actor to be typecast according to his or her ethnicity. In his long-lasting career, which includes over ninety projects, John Turturro was able to both stay faithful to his Italian roots and avoid playing …

“Now is the only moment there is to be creative in, it’s a realization, this is it. You can’t anticipate what may come, you can only wonder about what has happened, this is the moment you can do something about.” …