Even at its most creaky in between the hair-raising scenes of queasy ickiness, this movie appeals to style mavens, auteur watchers, and horror historians.
Georges Franju and his co-writers create a nice balance of tones and a general air of puzzlement with some clever misdirection for an entertaining light mystery.
Even though he removed himself from the project, Never Say Goodbye has Sirk's theme of the tyranny of children who dominate their parents.
Mystery writer Arthur B. Reeve's influence in this film doesn't follow convention -- it follows his invention.
With all the roughneck charm of a '40s-era pulp novel and much style to spare, I, The Jury is a good, popcorn-filling yarn.
The captivity narrative in Hounds of Love explores the depths of a grisly co-dependence.
Fraud is not merely an economic crime, it's also the mode of being in the modern age.
The Chamber is the filmic equivalent of a fairground ride, the stimulation of emotion over ideas.
This is a solid minor crime lark that tips its fedora to basic noir tropes.
Here's a rediscovery for fans of old-school physical effects and early science fiction talkies.