You might not expect a movie from 1922 to actually work as an action movie with actual suspense and car chases and things, but somehow it does? This is the story of the prototype supervillain.
This was one of the earliest horror movies and depicted a world like the dream of an insane person.
A surprisingly modern silent film about the terror of not being special.
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Falconetti gives perhaps the greatest of all movie performances in this legendary silent film that feels like “an historical document from an era where cinema did not exist.”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.