Naked Women and Existential Dread
The first crop of reviews for The American are coming in, and early signs indicate three of our favorite things: half-empty Italian villages, pervasive dread, and artfully framed European women unencumbered by clothing. (A recipe for success, if we ever heard one.) For the non film-majors, “Antonioni” is code for “long beautiful shots in which nothing happens”—but we don’t mind a little extra time to admire the scenery.
- — Russell Brandom