Skip to content

2018 on Celluloid

  • January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018

Altered States

Directed by Ken Russell

Based on the novel by Paddy Chayefsky, William Hurt stars as Edward Jessup, a psychologist who begins dabbling into research

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Directed by Sam Peckinpah

Chasing after a bounty on the head of an already dead man, an alcoholic pianist (Warren Oates) forges a violent

Burnt Offerings

Directed by Dan Curtis

Having made a name for himself with cult horror projects like Dark Shadows and Trilogy of Terror, writer/director/producer Dan Curtis

Day of Wrath

Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

Made nearly ten years after Dreyer’s landmark Vampyr, Day of Wrath, set in the 1620s, charts the loveless marriage of

Fright Night

Directed by Tom Holland

When teenaged horror film obsessive Charley (William Ragsdale) comes to believe that a suave vampire (Chris Sarandon) has moved next

Gertrud

Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

Dreyer’s final film, Gertrud, is last in a long run of masterpieces. A portrait of a woman in crisis, the

Hausu

Directed by Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

A group of schoolgirls on break travel to visit a family estate, only to be set upon by a supernatural

He Walked By Night

Directed by Alfred Werker

Inspired by the true story of Erwin “Machine Gun” Walker's shocking Los Angeles crime spree throughout 1945 and 1946, He

Horror of Dracula

Directed by Terence Fisher

Peter Cushing stars as Doctor Van Helsing and Christopher Lee as Count Dracula in this towering achievement of gothic horror

Kagemusha

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Late in his career, master director Kurosawa turned to vivid color cinematography and a particularly procedural kind of historical epic,

Los Tallos Amargos

Directed by Fernando Ayala

Los tallos amargos is based on a novel by journalist Adolfo Jasca, winner of the Emecé Literary Prize, Argentina's highest

Open Secret

Directed by John Reinhardt

In the back room of a seedy, small town bar, a group of men pronounce someone guilty of an unknown

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

Directed by Sam Peckinpah

One of the most tumultuous productions in Hollywood history, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid has nonetheless become the stuff

Phantom Lady

Directed by Robert Siodmak

An underappreciated film noir masterpiece, Phantom Lady is one of German emigré Robert Siodmak’s finest in a procession of films,

Rubin and Ed

Directed by Trent Harris

Wannabe self-help guru Ed (WKRP in Cincinnati's Howard Hesseman) is peddling spots in a get-rich-quick real estate seminar when he

Sisters

Directed by Brian De Palma

Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's Rope, Psycho, and Rear Window, and featuring a score by Hitch's regular collaborator Bernard Herrmann, Sisters

Sons of the Desert

Directed by William A. Seiter

Drawing on story elements from their earlier shorts We Faw Down and Be Big, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's fourth

Stranded

Directed by Juleen Compton

Juleen Compton was an independent American filmmaker—and one of the only women making features during the decade—working in both Europe

The Grapes of Wrath

Directed by John Ford

Ford’s classic humanist masterpiece, an adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel, stars Henry Fonda in one of his most memorable

The Last Man on Earth (aka The Damned Walk at Midnight)

Directed by Ubaldo Ragona, Sidney Salkow

The most faithful adaptation of sci-fi novelist and Twilight Zone writer Richard Matheson's I Am Legend stars Vincent Price as

The Lost Moment

Directed by Martin Gabel

It's ironic that the film version of The Aspern Papers by the 19th-century American author Henry James, revered for his

The Murder of Fred Hampton

Directed by Howard Alk

The Murder of Fred Hampton has never felt more relevant. It serves as a document of the late 1960s, but

The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean

Directed by Juleen Compton

Written, directed, and self-financed by Juleen Compton, The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean is the story of a clairvoyant teenage

The Smallest Show on Earth

Directed by Basil Dearden

Matt (Bill Travers) and Jean (Virginia McKenna) are a young, newly married couple with their whole lives ahead of them.

Trouble Every Day

Directed by Claire Denis

Sex and violence bleed together in Claire Denis' erotic horror tale of an American scientist (Vincent Gallo) on honeymoon in

Trouble In Paradise

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

The playboy/thief Gaston Monescu (Herbert Marshall) meets the expert pickpocket Lily (Miriam Hopkins) on the Riviera, and they, of course,

Two-Lane Blacktop

Directed by Monte Hellman

A minimalist road movie about two men with enigmatic pasts searching for solace, or maybe just speed, TWO LANE BLACKTOP

Videodrome

Directed by David Cronenberg

Cable television broadcaster Max Renn (James Woods) discovers a pirate TV station that behaves like an opiate capable of twisting

Wattstax

Directed by Mel Stuart

The legendary Memphis record label Stax produced a benefit concert in 1972 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the

Woman in the Dunes

Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara

In Hiroshi Teshigahara’s Academy Award-nominated film, young entomologist Niki Junpei finds himself trapped in a sand-drenched pit where he is

You and Me

Directed by Fritz Lang

Department store owner Mr. Morris (Harry Carey) runs a tight ship, but differs from his competitors in that he hires