Tag Archives: English

Harry Kümel – The Secrets of Love (1986)

Three erotic stories from classic writers Marguerite de Navarre, Nicolas Restif de la Bretonne and Guy de Maupassant. Read More »

Lewis D. Collins – The Leavenworth Case (1936)

A remarkable monkey may hold the key to the mysterious murder of a wealthy philanthropist. Read More »

Susan Streitfeld – Female Perversions (1996)

From IMDB: Dresses, lipsticks, sex – the “perversions” (and neuroses) of Eve, a young, very successful lawyer. Her days are a tightrope act between extreme eloquence and frosty toughness on the one side, and scaring vulnerability on the other. The climax of her career shall be the possibly forthcoming appointment as a judge, but this step seems to be interrupted by her kleptomanian sister Mad who is arrested after one of her raids. Eve travels to Mad’s town to stand by her in the jail. Their struggle about Mad’s illness evokes suppressed conflicts. Eve stays at her sister’s flat where she meets a girl that fights with its budding femininity. Read More »

Jesús Franco – The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969)

The evil mastermind Fu Manchu plots his latest scheme to basically freeze over the Earth’s oceans with his diabolical new device. Opposing him is his arch-nemesis, Interpol’s very British Dr. Nayland Smith. Read More »

Mark Rydell – The Fox (1967)

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‘Jill Banford and Ellen March have built a good life together on a hardscrabble Canadian farm. Then handsome Paul Grenfel enters their isolated world, and sets friend against friend. But is Paul the real trouble between Jill and Ellen? Or has his presence merely awakened the unspoken, unexplored sexual tension that always existed between the women? Sandy Dennis, Keir Dullea and Anne Heywood portray the three sides of an incendiary triangle in this breakthrough film that sparked controversy in its day and remains fascinating in ours. Based on a D.H. Lawrence novella and directed by Mark Rydell (On Golden Pond), The Fox probes the mysteries of human relationships with maturity, subtlety and candor.’ Read More »

Patrick Montgomery – The Man You Loved to Hate (1979)

Erich von Stroheim was an director of silent movies, as well as an actor in both silents and talkies. Uncompromising and rigid, he battled the studio system for control over his pictures’ content, and his career had many ups and downs as a result. Through interviews, photos, and archival footage, The Man You Loved to Hate explores von Stroheim’s career. The title refers to von Stroheim’s frequent casting as a German villain in films of the early 1940s. Von Stroheim’s last famous acting role was in Billy Wilder’s Sunset Blvd. Read More »

Lewis D. Collins – Ticket to a Crime (1934)

A Man is found murdered at the Lido Country Club and, although several people are under suspicion, including Elaine and Willis Purdy, the police can not find the murderer; but private detective Clay Holt, and his pretty secretary Peggy Cummings unearth the vital clue and bring the killer to justice. Read More »