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Jack the Ripper ( Jess Franco,1976)

When not busy treating the very poorest of London’s paupers, Dr. Dennis Orloff (Klaus Kinski) likes to slash a prostitute or two. He’s Jack the Ripper, you see. 410 more words

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The Great Silence (1968)

Blood stains the snow in Sergio Corbucci’s The Great Silence, a 1968 western that is as bleak as its uncharacteristic locale. It explores the fragile formation of justice in untamed lands, pitting a mute gunslinger against a squad of callous bounty hunters. 717 more words


Nosferatu Lives

It reads like the script from one of his horror films; a stolen head, burnt black candles and satanic symbols – but this week they became elements of Berlin police department’s latest case.

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Doctor Zhivago (1965, David Lean)

When Doctor Zhivago got to its intermission, I assumed director Lean would keep things moving as fast in the second half as he did in the first. 328 more words


Unfinished reality: Nature and human nature in "Aguirre: The Wrath of God"

To call “Aguirre: The Wrath of God” a story of man against nature is not incorrect in a simple sort of way. But the narrative of the film is more nuanced than a jungle adventure and much more abstract than a historical drama; it is a story of humankind struggling to define itself and seeing a dark reflection of that struggle in the backdrop of creation. 1,066 more words


Ego and Obsession: Fitzcarraldo

Werner Herzog is a name that both excites and repels me, at least until now, as then I found myself hot and cold with his works, with Cobra Verde being an enormous disappointment and Grizzly Man as a faultless piece of cinema. 600 more words

Per Qualche Dollaro in Più [For a Few Dollars More] (1965)


With the second of the Dollars trilogy, Sergio Leone opted to go with one mantra: “bigger, better, badasser”. Everything in For a Few Dollars More… 84 more words

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