"FAVORITE FILMS" below = Best of 2019
Vittorio De Sica obviously summoned thunder and lightning while directing this portrait of life on life’s terms. His part in writing the screenplay surely made the ideas mix with the actors emotions to produce subtle, crushing effects. Seldom does a film capture you on a basic human level like The Bicycle Thieves, it’s simply not a common occurrence. Being thrilled and being brought to laughter are truly cornerstones for why we watch movies, but somewhere in a subcategory of drama…
Peter, flawlessly played by Peter Greene, is the centerpiece in an astounding, unbiased study of schizophrenia. Peter is tracking down his biological daughter. He's ill, he's confused, he's tormented. He also might be a murderer.
The world of schizophrenia is opened up like I've never seen. Plagued with voices and self mutilation, we see that this poor soul once had a full life but it was destroyed by his mental illness. There's a very strong chance that he is a…