Ian's Movie Reviews
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Posts Tagged ‘silent films

The Artist

September 6, 2012

Is the Oscar Winning film of 2011 nothing more than a gimmick? Oh its a gimmick, to be sure, but that’s not all it is. It also happens to be a charming and captivating movie in its own right. Of course harkening back to the silent film era, it makes sense to set your film […]

Film Club Review – Modern Times

May 14, 2011

I will not claim that I am a Chaplin expert as I have only seen three of his films, the other two being City Lights and The Gold Rush. But compared to those other two, Modern Times falls slightly short. It is very strong elements but also some weaker aspects. The main problem though is […]

AFI Recap: #71 – #80

April 21, 2011

71. Forrest Gump (1994) – I remember seeing Forrest Gump when I was a kid and loving it.  Years later, I wondered if the film’s greatness came mostly from the hype around it, but luckily after watching it a couple more times over the last few years, I realize that it is just as great […]

Flim Club Review – City Lights

January 2, 2011

City Lights City Lights is a silent movie which was released in a time when talkies were taking over and silent films were soon to be no more. But being a silent movie, this story about a tramp who falls for a blind girl and tries to find enough money to support her and pay […]