Full Disclosure: Twitch's List Of Shame - December

James Marsh, Asian Editor
And here we are, at the end of our year-long exploration into the shadowy reaches of classic cinema where we have dared not venture before now. Each of us now experienced up to a dozen highly praised works for the very first time - some we have enjoyed, some which have failed to live up to their reputations - but all can now be strucken off our Lists of Shame and of which we will forevermore now hold a real opinion.

2014 will see a whole new incarnation of this feature unveiled, again focusing on overlooked films of historical and artistic merit but taking a remarkably different tact - but more about that in the New Year. Before then, Team Twitch tackles a cracking selection of cinematic gems for December, including offerings from David Lean, Sergio Leone, Jean Vigo, David Lynch, John Woo and Carl Theodor Dreyer, as well as a smattering of traditional Christmas crackers. So until next year, enjoy!

Peter Martin, Jim Tudor, Ryland Aldrich, Brian Clark, Ard Vijn, Christopher Bourne, Eric Ortiz Garcia, Ernesto Zelaya Miñano, James Dennis, Joshua Chaplinsky, Kurt Halfyard, Niels Matthijs, Patryk Czekaj, Pierce Conran and Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg contributed to this story.