Tag Archives: 1920s Movie Reviews

Metropolis Review: Upon Further Consideration…

NOTE: This is an amendment to an earlier review of the same film. When I first watched this movie, it was the Giorgio Moroder version (a soundtrack comprised of ’80s pop that only sometimes fit the scene well).  This is because I had little tolerance for silent cinema at the time, and while I still … Continue reading Metropolis Review: Upon Further Consideration…

The Passion of Joan of Arc Review

This is a very strange movie in very strange ways.  It tells an interesting story of an interesting character in a way that makes sense, has good drama, displays directorial prowess, employs creativity, and is overall reasonably enjoyable, but it is still very odd.  It’s a silent film that’s based entirely on a record of … Continue reading The Passion of Joan of Arc Review

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Review

It’s rare for me to see a film with a plot as difficult to follow as this one.  Even though I searched online for plot descriptions to help me out, I got lost during many parts of the film, which might be a sign of bad filmmaking, but might just mean part of the film is … Continue reading The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Review

Sherlock Jr. Review

Well, I suppose I couldn’t avoid it forever.  I always knew that I would eventually have to start reviewing silent films.  Sure, I did review Metropolis, but that was the Giorgio Moroder version, so I was largely reviewing an audio storyteller’s work with re-interpreting older visual material, making it more similar to an ordinary sound film. … Continue reading Sherlock Jr. Review