A Subjectively Great Film

Andrew Sullivan —  Apr 30 2012 @ 6:39pm

Ebert defends one of his top ten:

Sometimes the way you consider a film depends on when and why you saw it, and what it meant to you at that time. "La Dolce Vita" has become a touchstone in my life: A film about a kind of life I dreamed of living, then a film about the life I was living, then about my escape from my life. Now, half a century after its release, it is about the arc of my life, and its closing scene is an eerie reflection of my wordlessness and difficulty in communicating. I still yearn and dream, but it is so hard to communicate that–not literally, but figuratively. So the Fellini stays.

His nomination for this year? "Tree Of Life."