Compared to To’s masterpieces – it’s slightly dated but saved by nifty cinematography and cool, matter of fact performances from the cast – especially Lam Suet, who has never been better.
Caligari may be Wiene’s crowning achievement, but The Hands Of Orlac is proof if need be that he was a talented director in his own right….
Simultaneously mundane and beautiful, it captures the unglamorous tone of le Carré’s work, showing you don’t need action sequences to make a riveting espionage film.
Russia is not broadly known for its horror cinema but the 1960s did produce this rather unusual effort….
A solid story elevated by Fuller’s idiosyncratic direction and the vivid characterisation…
Still equally fascinating and disturbing, this is a unique piece of work which has continued to inspire.
Wilder’s second Hollywood film, a fairly straightforward war story that is raised by a witty script and some inspired performances.
A trio of classic 1930s horror films starring the iconic Bela Lugosi…
Criss Cross is a tight, economically told thriller that still packs a punch.
Not as snappy as Wilder’s later comedies but full of warmth and the sheer presence of Dietrich makes this a must-see.
Masters of Cinema: Throw Down is out now on Eureka Entertainment, and it’s one of To’s most heartfelt films.
Derivative and unfortunately not one of Corbucci’s best…
A superb collection, Keaton was truly an all-rounder and these films are the perfect showcase for his talents.
It must be a unique challenge adapting a successful play into a successful film. I don’t mean Shakespeare, which lend themselves well to broad, sweeping epics (Akira Kurosawa, Orson Welles and Julie Taymor have made brilliantly cinematic versions of his plays) but rather the low key, intimate dramas that are more concerned with performance. When …
Cloak and Dagger is out now on Dual Format from Eureka Entertainment.