Wes’s review published on Letterboxd:
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.