PEREIRA DECLARES (Roberto Faenza, 1996)

Marcello Mastroianni won his fourth David di Donatello Award as best actor—the Italian film industry’s prize—for his fine performance as Dr. Pereira, editor of the Saturday cultural page of Lisboa, an urban Portuguese “independent newspaper” that avoids political controversy and concerns, in Roberto Faenza’s Sostiene Pereira, from Antonio Tabucchi’s novel. It is 1938, and civil […]

THE LITTLE FOXES (William Wyler, 1941)

Capitalistic greed: this is the target of The Little Foxes, a topic of considerable currency to Jewish playwright Lillian Hellman in 1939 because of the hand that U.S. capitalism had had in Adolf Hitler’s rise and cancerous growth of power in Germany and outside Germany. Unfortunately, the Hubbards still haunt us: in the turn-of-the-century Deep […]