GREED (1924)

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.

MODERN TIMES (1936)

The final appearance of Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp character somehow remains both funny and relevant.

INTOLERANCE (1916)

Maybe the first big blockbuster, somehow still leaving viewers flabbergasted a century later. Also one long missive about “cancel culture,,” basically.

LA PASSION DE JEANNE D’ARC (1928)

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Falconetti gives perhaps the greatest of all movie performances in this legendary silent film that feels like “an historical document from an era where cinema did not exist.”

SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS (1927)

Perhaps the artistic apotheosis of silent movies, just before sound came in and swept them away.