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  • Cries and Whispers

    Cries and Whispers

    A lucid depiction of the painful and relentless absurdity of human existence, and a trenchant reminder that death is a journey taken alone.

  • Swept Away

    Swept Away

    ★★

    I actively hated almost every minute of this movie after the first 20 minutes. It's clear that if Wertmüller intended to teach us something here it was unfortunately discerned by absolutely no one.

    This reading of the film as some didactic depiction of class warfare and power dynamics is incredibly dull and unimaginative, and even more embarrassingly asinine are the ideas that the film is a depiction of two competing economic systems, or some commentary on human nature.

    If Wertmüller…