Tagged: Drama

nightmare alley review

Nightmare Alley (1947)

⭐⭐⭐⭐½ (4½ stars out of 5) Nightmare Alley (1947) Directed by Edmund Goulding Not the best or the most elegantly complex of the post-war American noirs...

Carnival Story (1954)

⭐⭐½ (2½ stars out of 5) Carnival Story (1954) Directed by Kurt Neumann Raunchy and contrived, and vaguely beguiling when you get carried away by its...

The Conspiracy of Torture (1969)

⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 stars out of 5) The Conspiracy of Torture (1969) Directed by Lucio Fulci Only someone as sensationalist, showy and suggestive as the flamboyant poet...

Ménilmontant (1926)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5 stars out of 5) Ménilmontant (1926) Directed by Dimitri Kirsanoff This impressionistic and spasmodic avant-garde film by the unsung genius and leading exponent of...

Elvis (2022)

⭐⭐⭐ (3 stars out of 5) Elvis (2022) Directed by Baz Luhrmann There are not a few, but several particular moments in this festive hymn to...

swamp water 1941 film review

Swamp Water (1941)

⭐⭐½ (2½ stars out of 5) Swamp Water (1941) Directed by Jean Renoir You can almost taste the discomfort and restraint that Jean Renoir’s immeasurable talent...

vortex film review

Vortex (2021)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5 stars out of 5) Vortex (2021) Directed by Gaspar Noé A giant, deafening step by contemporary cinema’s most divisive polemicist Gaspar Noé, the relentless...

the carabineers film review

The Carabineers (1963)

⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 stars out of 5) The Carabineers (1963) Directed by Jean-Luc Godard One of the most decipherable Godardian fables, although not for that reason the...