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DVD Review: ‘City Lights’ (The Criterion Collection)

city lights criterion

The first dramatic comedy by Chaplin teaches us how to see clearly despite the blinding lights. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the Room’

A little documentary gem for silent film buffs, an all-too-common riches-to-rags Hollywood story. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Big Parade’ (1925)

The Big Parade

Director King Vidor's stunning achievement, one of the greatest war films ever made. Everything a cinephile could hope for. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: College (1927)

A lesser Keaton effort, but a strong release nonetheless. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): The Man Who Laughs – A Live Silent Film for the Stage

Based on an obscure Victor Hugo novel, this highly unusual production features live piano accompaniment, a brilliant live-marionette sequence, and free popcorn. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: The Gold Rush (1925/1942) – The Criterion Collection

Chaplin fans can strike it rich with Criterion Collection's Blu-ray of The Gold Rush. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Rags & Riches: The Mary Pickford Collection

A fantastic showcase of one of silent film's brightest stars. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: The Penalty (1920)

Lon Chaney is a force of nature in this silent gangster masterpiece. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: The Navigator (1924)

Buster Keaton goes toe-to-toe with a massive ship and comes out on top, sort of. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Lonesome (1928) – The Criterion Collection

A virtuosic display of visual storytelling, Lonesome might be the finest silent film you've never heard of. Read More »