Dir. Francesco Rosi (1961). One more, ridiculously obscure, great Italian movie, Francesco Rosi’s objectively structured, passionately neo-realist, anti-biographical account of a Sicilian social bandit’s rise and fall is a key film of the 1960s—an influence on political filmmakers as disparate as Miklós Jancsó and Glauber Rocha, it anticipated The Battle of Algiers and, more recently,... More >>>