Bigger Than Life (1956): A Psychosis of the Real

Written by Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum, based on an article in the New Yorker by Burton Roueche Directed by Nicholas Ray Starring James Mason, Barbara Rush, Christopher Olsen, and Walter Matthau       The period of time surrounding a large election, and the ensuing open discussion of political values, has a way of … Continue reading

Screening Log #43: La Notte (1961)

Written by Michelangelo Antonioni, Ennio Flaiano, and Tonino Guerra Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, and Monica Vitti       I’m a big proponent of the idea that what we create – and, perhaps more appropriately for the digital age, curate – reflects something essential about our persons. When I first … Continue reading