Category: Cinematic Century

1933 – King Kong

  After last week’s delightful Freaks, a movie that seems to have been marketed and designed to be a story about monsters but actually ends up being a tale of a tight-knit group of friends dealing with hate-filled villains, how about we follow things up with a movie about another […]

1932 – Freaks

  After last week’s brief sojourn back into the world of the silent comedies it’s time to get things back onto the inevitable march of progress and talk about another talkie. And what a talkie it is! Last week I maybe made a somewhat dubious claim by saying […]

1931 – City Lights

  Well, well, well, look what we have here. Even after last week’s first foray into the brave new world of the talkies we’re jumping back into the silents for yet another film from the oeuvre of good old Charlie Chaplin. Even though the talkies were becoming a […]

1927 – Metropolis

Well, it looks like the fun little marathon of silent comedies that’s been making up my Cinematic Century for the last couple of weeks has finally come to an end. And, what better way to finish of this run of quirky comedies than with one of the biggest […]