Frankenstein ★★★★½

A stunning achievement, despite the deeply sad casual misogyny (witness how Mary Shelley is credited). Beautifully shot with an outstanding performance from Boris Karloff. The moment where the monster, misunderstanding a game, picks up the girl and chucks her in the water is an image that will stay in my memory for a very long time. (Bizarrely, it also brought to mind a similarly horrifying/fascinating moment in Andrea Arnold’s masterpiece Fish Tank, also shot in the 4:3 Academy Ratio.)