For a much admired work by a major director, “Senso” has taken a long time to get to Los Angeles theaters in a form close to its original shape. Now that it has, we can see both what we’ve been missing and why it’s taken so long. Directed by Luchino Visconti, released in Italy in 1954 and now playing at the Nuart in West Los Angeles in a new digi...

From November 3 to December 16, 2018: Luchino Visconti's Retrospective. National Gallery of Art - East Building. 6th & Constitution Ave NW - Washington, DC 20565. Long acknowledged as one of the leading figures of mid-century Italian cinema, *Luchino Visconti* (1906 – 1976) was a gifted visual artist as well as a paradoxical character — a committed...

Among the Italian filmmakers who achieved international prominence in the decades after World War II, Luchino Visconti possessed perhaps the sharpest historical insight and the keenest literary appetite. The 14 features he directed between 1942 and his death, in 1976, included adaptations of books by Dostoyevsky, Camus and Mann, a biopic about King...