A Busby Berkeley-directed musical that provided the first real "adult" role for a nineteen-year-old Judy Garland. Gene Kelly co-stars in his film debut as her fellow vaudeville actor who was suddenly drafted into World War I.
Fascinating film noir in which crooked lawyer John Garfield turns on the mob to finance his gambling debts. This fiercely masculine morality tale is an acknowledged antecedent to the work of Scorsese. The director was soon blacklisted and would not make his second film until 1970.
A little-seen but widely heralded drama from cult director Samuel Fuller about the struggle of an African-American dog trainer to retrain a stray dog that has been trained to attack and kill black people. The film boldly begs the question as to whether racism is a treatable problem or an incurable condition.
Scripted by a young Billy Wilder, this pivotal silent film harnessed the nascent talents of many other German film-makers that would come to make their mark in Hollywood.
A landmark hybrid of drama and documentary that follows the lives of a group of Berlin residents on a summer's day during the interwar…
Fascinating adaptation of Jean Genet's play set in a fictional country, where Shelley Winters plays the Madam of a brothel that satisfies the erotic fantasies of her customers while oblivious to a revolutionary uprising in the streets.
An ominous and highly-regarded Hammer horror in which a honeymooning couple are stranded in Bavaria where they become embroiled in the initiation rites of a diabolical creed. Originally intended to be the third movie in Hammer's Dracula series, it instead explores vampirism as a social disease afflicting…
A classic of 70's exploitation, this gritty revenge thriller follows a Vietnam vet who returns home a hero, but soon embarks on a mission of bloody vengeance after thugs invade his home, killing his family and mangling his hand, which he replaces with a hook.