The film is humanistic exploration of Italy’s “southern problem” and a thorough indictment of nationalist and imperialist agendas.
Michelangelo Antonioni’s film is an inquiry into the modernist concern of what art is and how it affects life.
The piercing supplements manage to contextualize an essential film without smothering it with over-explanation.
It remains at once the most bracingly concrete and amorously diffuse of Antonioni’s films.
Three films from the Taviani brothers receive a commendable Blu-ray debut on this three-disc set from Cohen Media Group.
Quench your thirst for metonymic mastery by viewing the entirety of Antonioni’s modernist trilogy in stunning 1080p high-definition.
The final film in Antonioni’s modernist trilogy comes to Blu-ray with a sparkling transfer.
The film remains at once the most bracingly concrete and amorously diffuse work of Antonioni’s structuralist period.
It is an anthological example of attentive students surpassing their teacher.
Sad to say that Facets has botched this release. Digital artifacts and audio hiss n’ crackle are prevalent in the full-frame mono transfer.
Great sound. Excellent image. Crucial commentary. A must-have.
Blowup daringly suggests that an image without politics isn’t an image at all.
L’Avventura, the first movement in Antonioni’s great tetralogy, remains the most haunting representation of the ennui of modern life.
Not surprisingly, the film’s most effective scene is also its least pretentious.