Jean-Luc Godard’s conviction that action, and not idle thought, is the lifeblood of social progress is palpable.
One of Roberto Rossellini’s best and most important films receives a sterling home-video transfer that does justice to its blockbuster panorama.
The sight of Rossellini’s war trilogy remastered in HD will be cause alone for some to double dip.
Compassionate and structurally intriguing, Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words is a stellar portrait of a great artist.
It highlights the potent dichotomies that, combined with Bergman’s relatively unmediated beauty, made the actress luminescent both on and off screen.
Roberto Rossellini’s film owes part of its emotional power to its mixture of politico-religious symbolism and quotidian humor.
It’s as though Hazanavicius, fresh from the international success of his award-magnet The Artist, had every intention of proving to the world that he really is one.
Less conceptual than uncommonly intuitive, the work produced by Rossellini and his new muse during this period would do nothing short of usher in what we now know as the modern cinematic age.
Befitting a filmmaker who defined as well as challenged the definition of Italian neorealism, it unfolds simultaneously as thorny narrative and profoundly personal documentary.