Modern Times ★★★★★

nobody baby but you and me.

for me, Modern Times represents some firsts: my first feature length film from the silent era, first Chaplin etc., so this is a pretty big milestone for me in my cinematic education. the cherry on top is that even if i had seen every other silent film in existence, i would come to the exact same conclusion: that this is one of the most magical things i've ever seen. i may be hard pressed to find any film that juggles reflections of poverty and economic depression so well with timeless comedy. its paradise.

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