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.
Category Archives: Silent Movies
RÊVE DE NOËL (1900)
We go on a journey back in time to find the first Christmas movie ever made, which is only four minutes long but packs an awful lot in there.
DAS CABINET DES DR.CALIGARI (1920)
This was one of the earliest horror movies and depicted a world like the dream of an insane person.
THE CROWD (1928)
A surprisingly modern silent film about the terror of not being special.
UN CHIEN ANDALOU (1929)
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.
DIE BÜCHSE DER PANDORA (1929)
A rediscovered silent classic featuring an iconic central performance by Louise Brooks as its doomed heroine
TABU: A STORY OF THE SOUTH SEAS (1931)
This curiosity of a movie featuring only native actors from Bora-Bora turned out to be F.W. Murnau’s final film.
A movie that has gone down in cinema legend as a partially lost masterpiece, which I today found more interesting than entertaining.
THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915)
It’s the very first blockbuster, but unfortunately I can’t emphasize enough how racist it is. However racist you think it is, it is way more racist than that.
A very early drama about the effects of poverty from the first famous female director.