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  • Landscape Suicide

    Landscape Suicide

    ★★★★½

    Benning is a monumental figure within the US avant-garde cinema movement and this is perhaps his most powerful film.

  • The Devil

    The Devil

    ★★★★★

    Polish master Andrzej Zulawski's second greatest film is an orgy of death, blood, madness and sperm. A masterpiece.

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  • Body Double

    Body Double

    ★★★★★

    This remains for me the archetypal De Palma movie, he is at his best here, with the audacious stylistic flourishes one has come to expect. The plot may have a whiff of ridiculousness, but it's all quite deliberate and satirical.

  • Prince of Darkness

    Prince of Darkness

    ★★★★★

    Armed with a plot straight from Doctor Who's mid- 70s gothic period, this much maligned mini-masterpiece reminds one of the confined and clammy claustrophobia of The Thing, with the uniquely menacing atmosphere augmented by Carpenter's stalking camera and moody score. And, over 1000 horror movies later, the famous dream sequences remain some of the most indelibly disturbing imagery in any film ever, indeed, the film is awash with such imagery. Any list of Carpenter's best films is simply incomplete without Prince of Darkness.