Cinema: Mar. 23, 1962

Last Year at Marienbad. Alain Resnais, the grand admiral of the French New Wave, has produced a movie that is anything but a movie: a metaphysical enigma, a Platonic allegory, a treatise on cubistic cinema that attempts an Einsteinian revolution in the art of film, a Rorschach blot into which the spectator can project whatever he pleases.

Tomorrow Is My Turn. A military melodrama, directed by France's André Cayatte, that has some discriminating things to say about apparent and actual freedom and bondage.

The Lower Depths. Akira Kurosawa's Japanization of the classic proletarian comedy by Maxim Gorky boils with demonic energy and...

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