A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1972) – Review by Richard Schickel

2017-08-11T15:28:44-07:00 August 11th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, STANLEY KUBRICK|Tags: , , , |

Future shlock by Richard Schickel For a director like Stanley Kubrick, a novel like Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange must have seemed an irresistible challenge. Kubrick is essentially a daring imagist, yet he has twice before been tempted by projects that pose powerful problems of language for the film maker. [...]

THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINIS – Review by Richard Schickel

2017-08-11T10:21:41-07:00 August 11th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, VITTORIO DE SICA|Tags: , , , , |

A tragedy of false security by Richard Schickel The film looks as if it had been photographed through the mists of time. Often its characters seem to move with the strange deliberation of figures in a dreamed memory, their outlines softened by the years. Yet its images, its language (and [...]