|The Killing (dir. Stanley Kubrick)|
An early Kubrick film that shows how accomplished he was at a young age. It's a gritty, brisk film noir built around a heist at a race track, with a fine performance from Sterling Hayden.
|Rocco and His Brothers (dir. Luchino Visconti)|
Visconti's melodramatic epic follows Rocco Pirovli and his four brothers as they try to adjust to a new life in Milan. Beautiful and heartbreaking, it's a powerful film from the Italian filmmaker.
|Equus (dir. Sidney Lumet)|
This adaptation of the famed stage play has likely lost some of the power it had in the '70s, but Burton and Firth give compelling, unbalanced performances as a psychiatrist and his horse-worshipping patient.