It's the perfect summer blockbuster. So hold onto your butts and watch this movie with fresh eyes. Or for the first time. This film holds up, and it's a fucking delight.
Title Card from Fritz Lang's 1927 Masterpiece This review used to begin with a paragraph talking about how much I loved Kanopy, which I used to watch this film. Sadly, the NYPL recently ended offering the service to cardholders. RIP Kanopy, at least for me and other New York cinephiles. Most movies from the 1920s…
On December 28th, 1895, the Lumiere Brothers held the first paid screenings on ten short films. It was to be the first ever film showing in world history.
In the early hours of February 14th, 1997, I was born in a hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
A lot of shit happened between then.