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reviewed The Phantom of the Opera (1925 film). March 19, 2005
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The Phantom of the Opera (1925 movie)
Carl Laemmle's screen version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (based on the penny-dreadful by Gaston Leroux), is still a fascinating and riveting screen entertainment, despite being re-made several times …
reviewed The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Image En.... October 09, 2004
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Image Entertainment's
Before beginning to write this review I read a couple of the previous reviews, and one person said something that summed up my thoughts quite well. You Tim Burton fans will see stuff here that was obviously …
reviewed Faust (1926 film). August 05, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Faust (1926 movie)
Having watched Nosferatu recently, I've developed a bit of a Murnau "thing", and Faust has done nothing to dampen this. In some ways it's a similar film - figuratively, Mephisto is not unlike Dracula, …
reviewed The General (1927 movie). January 31, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
The debate concerning who was the better comedian; Keaton or Chaplin, will always go on. However, I would say Keaton was because Keaton was the better overall actor of the two. Chaplin was funny because …
reviewed Nosferatu (Alpha Video DVD). November 17, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
Nosferatu (1929)
By not having any, FW Murnau's visionary film Nosferatu succinctly demonstrates how severely dialogue can dilute and trivialise a piece of cinema. Even disregarding the technical and artistic limitations …
reviewed Metropolis. September 20, 2002
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Metropolis
METROPOLIS is a masterful piece of cinema. I've heard people talk about this movie for most of my life and how it inspired filmmakers and brought about a new type of moviemaking. Some of the scenes become …
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