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  • Nanook of the North

    ★★★

  • What Do Men Want?

    ★★★★

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    ★★★★

  • Pollyanna

    ★★★

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  • Nanook of the North

    Nanook of the North

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Nanook of the North is considered to be the first documentary shot on film. It follows a family of Inuit people living off of Canada’s Hudson Bay: Nanook, Nyla “The Smiling One,” Cunayou, and Allegoo. Robert J. Flaherty, the writer, director, and cinematographer follows them as they visit a trading post, hunt seal and walrus, build an igloo, and survive the elements. It is often considered a masterpiece of filmmaking: “Nanook is one of the most vital and unforgettable human…

  • What Do Men Want?

    What Do Men Want?

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    What do men want?

    First of all, some context: originally, this movie was longer than what’s available today; only reels three, four, and five have survived. The movie follows two men, Frank and Arthur, as they court two different women. Frank courts Hallie, the “belle” of their town, and Arthur courts Bertha, a homely girl who makes dresses for a living. While Frank and Hallie get married, Arthur decides to break up with Bertha. She does not take it well…