Days of Wine and Roses. Drunks are bores, but Jack Lemmon, wry on the rocks, is one of the most entertaining fellows who ever said cheers when he meant booze, and this is the best picture about alcoholism since The Lost Weekend (1945).
The Bad Sleep Well. Japan's Akira Kurosawa, probing relentlessly into a big corporate scandal, accomplishes a grisly biopsy of a cancer on the Japanese social body: bribery.
Night Is My Future. Sweden's Ingmar Bergman seldom warms the heart, but in 1947, when he made this burningly romantic little picture, he still...