Retro-future space age fantasy meets retro-18th century legend in this gentle gem of a film
Pabst’s earthy war film is a devastating watch, seeming to come from a time before war films were recast in terms of heroes, heroism and visual clichés.
The Criterion Collection has satiated cinephiliac desires once again – this superb version of the legendary anti-sci-fi film wipes previous desultory versions, both recent cinema and HE releases, off planet.
If it wasn’t for the rather wonderful apocalyptic and phantasmagoric ending, Gance’s re-purposing/ remake of his own 1919 war epic would be of interest only to students of the Popular Front period in western Europe in the late 1930s.
Classic rom com featuring three of the greats of golden age Italian cinema. The arm-waving and other histrionics can’t hide a flatness behind some of the proceedings, but the battle of the sexes really revs up a gear in the last hour.
An intriguing glimpse inside one of the most enigmatic countries in the world; and inside of one of the most provocative of all rock bands, as they reach their fourth decade in business.