1950s, 2/4, Crime, Fritz Lang, Review

While the City Sleeps

#33 in my ranking of Fritz Lang's filmography. I feel like there are two opposing and competing movies within the bounds of While the City Sleeps. The first is obvious from the opening prologue where we watch a woman killed by an invader into her apartment. The second is a look at the sausage-making of… Continue reading While the City Sleeps

1940s, 2/4, Fritz Lang, Review, Thriller

Secret Beyond the Door

#35 in my ranking of Fritz Lang's filmography. Man Hunt was a pretty obvious effort to mimic Alfred Hitchcock's adventure thrillers to some modest effect. Secret Beyond the Door is an obvious attempt to imitate Alfred Hitchcock's gothic romance Rebecca to much less effect. Uneven with sparks of genuine interest, it effectively descends into complete… Continue reading Secret Beyond the Door