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M Film Review

A parent’s worst nightmare becomes reality in Fritz Lang’s 1931 German thriller M, when a little girl is murdered and her case remains unsolved. Hans Beckert—the serial killer played by Peter Lorre—is on the loose in Berlin, leaving the city restless as mass hysteria manifests. 1,006 more words

Film Review

Sherlock vs. Dr Mabuse, The Hypnotist

That title may be mildly misleading in terms of how exciting this post will be.

I was struck while watching the new Doctor Who spinoff… 305 more words


Metropolis, Happy Anniversary! Premiered in Berlin, Germany at the Ufa-Palast am Zoo Movie Theater on Monday, January 10th, 1927.

Metropolis changed the way I thought of Silent Film. Up to that point I had viewed the era as darkened, scratchy, unclear, with much over-exaggerated movements of body, face and eyes and to make matters worse there was no dialogue. 321 more words

Film Premiers

Feature: Happy 90th Birthday, Metropolis!

What would you say to a screening of a silent black-and-white 1927 science-fiction film, made by an Austrian-German Expressionist, with a running time that is the best part of two-and-a-half hours? 972 more words

Film Fluff

Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" and the mechanization of man

Were we required to characterise this age of ours by any single epithet, we should be tempted to call it, not an Heroical, Devotional, Philosophical, or Moral Age, but, above all others, the Mechanical Age.

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The City in the Sky 🎆 Metropolis (1927)

As a film student at The University of Michigan, I was exposed to the masters of cinema – Chaplin, Murnau, Kubrick, Lang, etc. There, we were challenged to critique and look beyond the surface to the underlying themes. 761 more words

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