Journey to Italy ★★★★½

It's hard to argue with this being one of the greatest films of all time, because it's rare that a film about such a small relationship - a couple, abroad, in crisis - manages to feel so cerebral and emotionally devastating. It's something that's been attempted many times in its wake, and plenty of great films were obviously inspired by it, but it's hard to think of many moments in these other films that match the enigmatic, soul-crushing power of, say, the corpses intertwined underneath volcanic ash. It is as existentially profound as Delon and Vitti kissing each other through a pane of glass. There is a refinement to Rossellini's filmmaking that puts Journey to Italy head and shoulders above the rest. A masterpiece.