Tag: neo-realism

“La Promesse” Movie Review by Mike Dub

La Promesse (1996; Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne) GRADE: B+ By Mike Dub In the hands of the right filmmakers, adolescence provides fertile ground for exploring the conditions that shape society. Far from just the finite crises of finding acceptance, achieving arbitrary victories, beating up a bully, and losing […]

The Apu Trilogy Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Pather Panchali (1955; Dir.: Satyajit Ray) GRADE: A Aparajito (1957; Dir.: Satyajit Ray) GRADE: B+ The World of Apu (1959; Dir.: Satyajit Ray) GRADE: A- By Daniel Barnes The original negatives for Indian legend Satyajit Ray’s groundbreaking “Apu trilogy” were damaged in a fire in 1993.  However, they […]

“Fear (La Paura)” Movie Review by Mike Dub

Fear (La Paura) (1954; Roberto Rossellini) Grade: B+ By Mike Dub Italian Neo-Realist director Roberto Rossellini and Hollywood superstar Ingrid Bergman engaged in one of the most scandalous affairs of the 1950s.  Each was married when they worked together for the first time on Stromboli (released in 1950), […]

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