About 8 1/2
Federico Fellini’s follow up to La Dolce Vita (and his last black-and-white movie) is the rare classic that rewards each viewing over a lifetime with new and different insights. A favorite of virtually every filmmaker, this exhilarating phantasmagoria was inspired by Fellini’s own creative block. “I am Guido”, he famously said of Marcello Mastroianni’s conflicted film director hero whose expressionistic, circus-like world is closing in on him. One of the most influential movies ever made, and the highlight of Fellini’s remarkable career.