Luchino Visconti's Rocco and His Brothers (1960), in revival at Film Forum through Thursday, is like one of those large intergenerational novels. The disquisition is even presented like a novel with sections devoted to the brothers of the title
Often compared to Lauren Bacall for her cat-like beauty and femme fatale movie roles, Charlotte Rampling has been illuminating the world's movie screens (and giving its male members heart palpitations in the process) for nearly 40 years.
If you take just a quick look at Death in Venice it is, we might think, just another love story. Then, if you dig little deeper you can see that it is about that very specific platonic love that won't ever happen.