Movie Number- 93
Title– M (1931)
Branden’s Rating– 7 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating– N/A out of 10
Average Rating– 7
Netflix Rating– 4 Stars
Netflix Movie Summary– “German-American director Fritz Lang presents his first “talkie” — and cinema’s first serial killer — in this 1931 classic whose central villain was later used in Nazi propaganda films to illustrate the evils of sexual deviance. Propelled by a compulsion he can’t control, plump pedophile Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) escapes the eye of the law — but not the wrath of the Berlin underworld being blamed for his crimes. Otto Wernicke co-stars.”
One Sentence Review– A very good classic that I would rank higher than Dracula simply because the message is more important and the acting is much better.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.