Visages d’enfants

Visages d'enfants (1923) Director: Jacques Feyder ★★★★★ "The Faces of Children" is a simple and beautiful film. It is a French-Swiss pastoral movie that takes place amidst the incredible landscape of the village of Saint-Luc in the mountainous Haut-Valais region of Switzerland. It is a psychological exploration, remarkably complex for the time, and it tells … Continue reading Visages d’enfants

Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam

Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam (The Golem: How He Came Into The World) (1920) Director: Paul Wegener, Carl Boese ★★★★☆ The Golem is a visually stunning film: its scenes are impressive, particularly the set designs. It beautifully captures an old European-Jewish ghetto while the terrible golem creature is fearsome and unpredictable, however, … Continue reading Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam

Charlie Chaplin’s First National Films

In 1917-1918, Charlie Chaplin was seeking more independence and greater creative license over his films, which he believed were becoming too stagnant and predictable. His relationship with Mutual ended amicably, and he signed an eight-film contract with First National. His years with First National would prove to be some of the most important in his … Continue reading Charlie Chaplin’s First National Films