TIME STOOD STILL (Ermanno Olmi, 1959)

Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot, starring Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon, it turns out, was not the funniest film of 1959. Now that I have finally caught up with it, I know that the honor goes to a much more humane and visually awesome comedy, the first feature by Italian writer-director Ermanno Olmi, who […]