Cinema: Oct. 12, 1962

Barabbas. A religious spectacle that is also something of a religious experience: Par Lagerkvist's novel about the man who went free when Christ went to the Cross has been dramatized with spiritual insight by Christopher Fry, and played with crude vigor by Anthony Quinn.

Divorce—Italian Style. A murderously funny study of what happens when a marriage breaks up in Italy—it doesn't go pffft!, it goes rat-tat-tat. Marcello Mastroianni is hilarious as the husband, a tintypical Sicilian smoothie.

The Island. A Japanese movie that means to be great: the story, told without words, of the...

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