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Favorite films

  • Footlight Parade
  • Justin de Marseille

Recent activity

  • The Swan


  • Defenders of the Law


  • Stolen Sweets


  • Coming Out Party


Recent reviews

  • Our Gang At Home

    Our Gang At Home


    A promotional reel about the Our Gang stars, using special effects to illustrate their ideas of adulthood and themselves.

  • A Wireless Lizzie

    A Wireless Lizzie


    A radio geek invents remote control technology for almost everything in his life--except his romantic rival, who tries to use that driverless car to eliminate the inventor and get the girl.

Popular reviews

  • The Scarlet Empress

    The Scarlet Empress


    A fever dream of sex, violence, and grotesqueness. An impressionist sketch of infinite riches in a squalid little room.

    If some Lubitsch comedies are operettas minus the singing, The Scarlet Empress is unsung grand opera: a vestigial plot and a purely nominal basis in history, serving as a pretext for a series of star turns of the highest order. It's demented, and as in the operatic world, I intend that as the highest praise possible. If I knew more about 20th century music, I would lament that someone didn't collaborate with von Sternberg to give this work the musical setting it deserves.

  • Male and Female

    Male and Female


    The desert island sequences are underpinned by BDSM in Victorian fancy dress, seasoned with a touch of blasphemy. And then of course in the last reel de Mille pivots to upholding middle-class middle American virtues.