Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ★★★★

Fine actors delivering delicious dialogue in a movie that's straining to break free from the bonds of the production code. Having just seen Liz Taylor in Giant, she is truly outstanding here. Good as it is, though, the movie still feels incredibly stagebound. Perhaps it's the way the characters are forced together, the confined sets, or how perfectly the barbed zingers fly back and forth. It sits uneasily between bitterness and laughter, and I think if I saw it again it would be much funnier.