Not the best Ray in my book, the characters relationships feel simplistic but there are a number of sequences that are visual wonders.
8. Bell' Antonio (Mauro Bolognini, 1960) 8-
Womanizer Antonio, under the traits of Marcello Mastroianni, is accused of not fulffilling his marital duties: quite an original reversal that allows to take a critical and satirical look at Italian society.
9. The Bridge at Remagen (John Guillermin, 1969) 6
A decent WWII flick that occasionally highlights the nonsense of war although it is mainly fueled by pure action.
10. Vice and Virtue / Le Vice et la Vertu (Roger Vadim, 1963) 6+
A failed ambition to adapt Sade's Justine in a Nazi environment by lack of a stronger script. Deneuve, Girardot, Hossein and a good B&W cinematography are still well worth the watch.
11. The Structure of Crystal / Struktura krysztalu (Krzysztof Zanussi, 1969) 7
Quite an amazing debut where all Zanussi existentialist cinema is contained already. A little "New wave" generic at times.
...A Valparaíso (Joris Ivens, 1963) 5
2. Faces (John Cassavetes, 1968) 8
3. The Visit (Bernhard Wicki, 1964) 7+
4. Yearning / Midareru (Mikio Naruse, 1964) 7-
5. Éducation sentimentale (Alexandre Astruc, 1962) 6-
6. Chushingura (Hiroshi Inagaki, 1962) 7-