Probably the best known surrealist avant garde movie, co-created by none other than Salvador Dalí. He wanted it to piss everyone off, and was annoyed that people seemed to like it.
A rediscovered silent classic featuring an iconic central performance by Louise Brooks as its doomed heroine
The film that brought the sound revolution, cementing a place in movie history all out of proportion to how good a movie it actually is (it is not a good movie).
A movie that has gone down in cinema legend as a partially lost masterpiece, which I today found more interesting than entertaining.
The first of our forgotten best picture winners was such an early sound movie that it is hard to watch, even if it is considered one of the very first movie musicals.
Renée Jeanne Falconetti gives perhaps the greatest of all movie performances in this legendary silent film that feels like “an historical document from an era where cinema did not exist.”
Perhaps the artistic apotheosis of silent movies, just before sound came in and swept them away.
Buster Keaton climbs into a movie screen inside of the movie he’s already in. He gets the girl in both movies.
Charlie Chaplin’s biggest hit is also probably my favorite of his movies that I’ve yet seen.
In which Buster Keaton almost dies over and over in the name of comedy, and also drops an actual train off an actual bridge.