Kino’s superlative presentation enables us to see the film’s modernist approach to genre as a transitional impulse in Fritz Lang’s early career.
Those students or cinephiles looking to trace the contemporary blockbuster’s roots should add Lang’s Woman in the Moon to their list.
Perhaps the weakest points of the biography are McGilligan’s basic treatment of the films proper.
Die Nibelungen ranks among the greatest and strangest of all silents.
This near-complete restoration of Lang's silent masterpiece is nothing if not the non-Criterion Blu-ray release of the year.
Criterion has now released the quintessential edition of Lang's inscrutable masterpiece.
Lang’s film is a monumental achievement about monumental egos.
Warmly tinted and liltingly scored, this is a particularly fetching transfer, particularly considering the film’s rather obscure status.
The film, which at times plays like a tepidly farcical version of a Feuillade serial, is of interest mainly for its peculiar combination of immaculate form and clumsy content.
"Tsi-Nan-Fu!" Go forth and do the bidding I have coded in this review.
If Dreyer’s deliciously masochistic eroticism is to be believed, the dominatrix deity might prefer it delivered with a blowjob.