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  • Society

    Society

    ★★★½

    If I never have to watch this film's climax again I'll be a happy gal but I'm glad to have experienced it the one time. A singular oddity.

  • The Family

    The Family

    ★★

    In three months I'll have forgotten ever seeing this.

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  • Broken Blossoms

    Broken Blossoms

    ★★★★

    I'm unfortunately someone who has trouble connecting fully with silent films. With that being said this one struck me as engaging and cinematic in spite of being almost a century(!) old. Lillian Gish is electrifying, and the production design is something else

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    The Passion of Joan of Arc

    ★★★★★

    An astonishingly modern masterwork of silent cinema. Renee Falconetti's defining performance here lives up to the hype; it is one of the most purely accomplished I've had the privilege of witnessing. Her incredible ability to convey emotion often using nothing but her facial expressions, combined with Dreyer's innovative utilization of close-ups and low-angle shots, creates a singularly claustrophobic and overwhelming experience.