Tag Archives: Alberto Lattuada

Our Favorite Things in 2017

Blowhard, Esq. writes: As you will quickly notice, we’re a grouchy, grumpy lot, all of whom are too old to keep up with new things, so this list consists of our favorite things we encountered this year whether or not … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today: “Sweet Deceptions” (1960)

Blowhard, Esq.¬†writes: Via Wikipedia: The film tells one day in the life of a young adolescent girl who is discovering her sexuality.¬†Francesca (Catherine Spaak), a 17-year-old girl, who has a vivid dream of making love to Enrico (Christian Marquand), a … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Waking Beauties

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: (Sorry about the wonky aspect ratio.)

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“A Hero of Our Times”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This 1955 work from director Mario Monicelli unspools with an ease that belies its absurd subject matter. Alberto Sordi plays Menichetti, a man so anxious to maintain his meager social standing that he just about negates … Continue reading

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