L'Eclisse review

Why you can trust GamesRadar+ Our experts review games, movies and tech over countless hours, so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about our reviews policy.

The third of Michelangelo Antonioni's angsty trilogy of alienation and disaffection (after L'Avventura and La Notte), this 1962 movie stars the director's enigmatic muse, Monica Vitti, who drops one lover to take up with an eager stock-market trader. Everybody's sunk deep in modern-day malaise and Rome - - as seen through Gianni de Venanzo's elegant monochrome lensing - - seems a chilly limbo-world. Seen at the time as the cutting-edge of cinematic austerity, L'Eclisse now looks subtle, stylish and - - at this distance - - more than a touch arid.

The Total Film team are made up of the finest minds in all of film journalism. They are: Editor Jane Crowther, Deputy Editor Matt Maytum, Reviews Ed Matthew Leyland, News Editor Jordan Farley, and Online Editor Emily Murray. Expect exclusive news, reviews, features, and more from the team behind the smarter movie magazine.