The kind of sinister cinema usually relegated to the back pages of Filmfax magazine received a perhaps-unintentional nudge toward legitimacy this week.
In the July 31, 2006, edition of the New Yorker, Richard Brody reviews Kino on Video's recent DVD reissue of Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler, the 1922 film by Fritz Lang.
Meanwhile, in the New York Times, Dave Kehr considers the just-released Mr. Moto Collection, Volume One, which showcases Peter Lorre in the finest of form.
Must be something in the water -- but it's wonderful to see!
Dr. Mabuse, meet Mr. Moto.