• Clouds Over Israel

    Clouds Over Israel

    ★★★★

    rating: 3.0 / 4.0

    https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/clouds-over-israel-1967

    Here is an unpretentious, moving Israeli film that has crept into town with such stealth that only nine persons saw it when I did. It opened a week ago, but there was no publicity at all until the producer himself, Harold Cornsweet, turned up Monday, all apologies.

    "Clouds Over Israel" deserves a better fate (and a less hackneyed title). It is only the second or third feature length production of the fledgling Israeli film industry,…

  • In Like Flint

    In Like Flint

    ★★

    rating: 1.5 / 4.0

    www.rogerebert.com/reviews/in-like-flint-1967

    Nobody goes to a spy movie expecting Paul Scofield with a skull in his hand, but in these enlightened days since James Bond first hit the terrycloth is it too much to expect adventure? Suspense? Boffo special effects? Sexy girls?

    The sexiest thing in the new Derek Flint misadventure, "In Like Flint," is Flint's cigaret lighter, which is supposed to know 82 tricks but actually delivers only five, of which one is the not extraordinary…

  • Galia

    Galia

    ★★★

    rating: 2.5 / 4.0

    www.rogerebert.com/reviews/galia-1967

    Georges Lautner's "Galia" opens and closes with arty shots of the ocean, mother of us all, but in between it's pretty clear that what is washing ashore is the French New Wave.

    Ever since the memorable "Breathless" (1960) and "Jules and Jim," and the less memorable "La Verite," we have been treated to a parade of young French girls running gaily toward the camera in slow motion, their hair waving in the wind in just…

  • Le Petit Soldat

    Le Petit Soldat

    ★★★★★

    rating: 4.0 / 4.0

    https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/le-petit-soldat-1960

    "Le Petit Soldat" was Jean-Luc Godard's second film, made in 1960 when "Breathless" was creating a sensation and the French New Wave made the cover of Time. It wasn't much of a success. Godard, it was said, had lost the light touch of his first film and gotten bogged down in politics. And his shooting and writing styles, alas, bordered on anarchy.

    So "The Little Soldier" was dismissed by the critics, who were busy doing…