I thought that Macbeth looked boring, so I skimmed it on streaming, and it looked boring.
> A few decent visual ideas pop up, like having the final battle take place with burning red heat in the background, or having the Macbeths lose a kid before the play even starts,
Well that is in the text, and I'm not the biggest fans of Shakespeare films dramatizing stuff that happens off-stage/outside the narrative time-frame (one of the exceptions would be the gulling in Much Ado, which is often staged). The Zeffirelli Hamlet does alot of that.
I saw Nights Of Cabiria once, a long time ago, in a theater, and liked it. I think the only Fellini movie I've seen twice is La Dolce Vita, and those were my two favorite of his movies. I probably just prefer his earlier stuff.
From Out of Our Heads, I'm a big fan of The Spider and the Fly.
I don't remember The Present well, but I know I liked it. I don't even remember if I liked most of It's Hard, but I think Eminence Front is great.