Tag: 1962

  • Mamma Roma (1962)

    Mamma Roma (1962)

    Pasolini takes us to the outskirts of life and challenges our assumptions in the moving and intelligent Mamma Roma. Almost a mix of Nights of Cabiria with Mildred Pierce, this thoughtful tale of a woman who will do anything for her son leaves nothing at face value, and pulses with the confusion and pain of everyday life. Anna…

  • Mafioso (1962)

    Mafioso (1962)

    Mafioso is a prime example of the commedia all’italiana as a complex film blurring the lines between comedy and drama. For the most part, it is entertaining though the climax is rather slow and brings the film to a sputtering end rather than a truly satisfying conclusion. It is the story of Nino Badalamenti, a Sicilian technician…