Few films are as deserving of the label “masterpiece” as Rocco and His Brothers, which finally gets a Blu-ray release worthy of its tragic depths.
Luchino Visconti’s magisterial character study receives a stunning 2K restoration and a brace of excellent supplements.
Art cinema was changed and, in some sense, defined by Michelangelo Antonioni’s spatially-oriented filmmaking.
An endlessly complex, universal testament to the ills of valuing commerce over compassion, it finally arrives on Blu-ray boasting an outstanding transfer.
It’s vital about violence being bred from systemic blind spots, where small souls are tasked with the impossible.
Antonioni’s film remains a fascinating, occasionally prophetic snapshot of a young filmmaker figuring out his political and aesthetic ideologies.
Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard is more than a tad too pleased by its own spots.
The film seems more interested in the behavior of textiles and the performance of its own art director than it is with accurately depicting a truly historic national moment.
Luchino Visconti’s swan song L’Innocente is something of a genteel and stately affair.
A peculiarly adagio note on which to close a career with so many fortissimo gestures.