A rediscovered silent classic featuring an iconic central performance by Louise Brooks as its doomed heroine
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.
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.
This might be the earliest movie we ever discuss on this site. Should you watch it? Spoilers: probably.
The final appearance of Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp character somehow remains both funny and relevant.
Maybe the first big blockbuster, somehow still leaving viewers flabbergasted a century later. Also one long missive about “cancel culture,,” basically.
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Falconetti gives perhaps the greatest of all movie performances in this legendary silent film that feels like “an historical document from an era where cinema did not exist.”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.