1950s, 3/4, Adventure, Fritz Lang, Review

The Indian Tomb

#21 in my ranking of Fritz Lang's filmography. The second half of the story that began with The Tiger of Eschnapur, The Indian Tomb is the same kind of easy adventure of good men saving women from bad men as the first half, except now there's an actual ending. The film doesn't elevate into grand… Continue reading The Indian Tomb

1920s, 3.5/4, Adventure, Fantasy, Fritz Lang, Review

Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

#12 in my ranking of Fritz Lang's filmography. Fritz Lang dealt with Germany’s present in Dr. Mabuse, and now he turns his eyes to its past, its myth, and its legends. It’s also a rollicking good time of grand adventure, magic, and bravery. It’s a triumph of physical production combined with a wonderfully engaging mythic… Continue reading Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

1.5/4, 1910s, Action, Adventure, Fritz Lang, Review

The Spiders Episode 2: The Diamond Ship

#38 in my ranking of Fritz Lang's filmography. The first Spiders movie was a relatively small and focused adventure. The second is bigger and far less focused, moving from one to location to the next in an amorphous mystery that doesn't so much escalate with increasing stakes but just kind of lurches from one thing… Continue reading The Spiders Episode 2: The Diamond Ship