Favorite films

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • One Week
  • Summer with Monika
  • The Kid Brother

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  • The Great Gabbo

    ★★★

  • Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge

    ★★★★★

  • The Decoy

    ★★

  • The Mystery of the Eiffel Tower

    ★★★

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  • Le Tourbillon de Paris

    Le Tourbillon de Paris

    ★★★

    Now restored and beautifully presented in the Julien Duvivier 'Cinema of Discovery' box set from Flicker Alley. A technically brilliant production that has an amazing performance from the german actress Lil Dagover. She plays a singer who retires into isolation only to decide once more to return to the stage. Again, she finds herself trapped in the 'Maelstrom of Paris' nightlife with those around her manipulating her destiny. But is it for her own good? Or theirs?

  • Bashful

    Bashful

    ★★★★½

    Starting the new year with a bang with some Harold Lloyd and Bebe Daniels' shorts! Bashful is one of my favourites. Bebe's gorgeous and Snub just about steals the show by.... stealing babies!
    Harold's totally unbashful as the bashful hero and who wouldn't be when you get to marry Bebe!
    Loved the kissing at the end!

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  • Filibus

    Filibus

    ★★★★

    Milestone are going to release this film completely restored very soon and I can't wait. It's one of the most intriging and delightful films from the 1910's with a lovely female adventurer who happens to be a masked criminal mastermind!
    However, the big news is that, for years, the actual actress who plays Filibus has not been the woman everyone has supposed.
    It has been discovered by the people at Eye that Valeria Creti, and not Cristina Ruspoli, is the…

  • Exit Smiling

    Exit Smiling

    ★★★★½

    A wonderful comedy directed by Sam Taylor highlighting the personality and comic genius of Beatrice Lillie. Her portrayal of Violet, the drudge of a third rate acting company, is one of the funniest from the silent era. She made very few films afterwards and is best remembered for being a stage actress enjoying many decades of international acclaim. In this film she teams up with fellow Canadian Jack Pickford who wisely underplays his role of Jimmy Marsh letting Beatrice shine…