An ethereal piece of cinematic Danse Macabre, Vampyr is a seminal horror film – a beautiful, unsettling nightmare.
The greatest Spaghetti Western you haven’t heard of, The Great Silence is a beautifully bleak film, and one of the most influential of the genre.
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.