Saturday, November 7, 2015

Review Hub - Silent Cinema

With our November salute to Silent films, we thought it would be a good time to create a Review Hub to showcase all the silent films we've reviewed thus far on Trophy Unlocked. 

The era of silent films (1894-1929) is one rich with some of the greatest films ever produced. While we, at Trophy Unlocked tend towards the comedies and the work of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, some great dramatic works were also made during this time, including Sunrise and Wings. This is an era of birth, in which cinema was learning to tell stories and ideas were passed through pantomime and title cards. And while the era of silent films came to an end in 1929, with the release of The Jazz Singer, silent films were still made beyond that time, most notably by Chaplin, who continued making silent films well into the 30's. The fairly recent French film, The Artist (2011) demonstrates that you don't always need words to entertain.  

Just like there are many great black and white Academy ratio films made before you were born, there are also some really great silent films which we encourage you to seek out as well. Here are the ones we've reviewed so far and we'll keep adding to the list as time goes by:


City Lights (1931)


Sherlock, Jr.  



Sunrise (1927)

The Artist (2011)

Wings (1927)


Nosferatu (1922) 

Safety Last (1923)



Modern Times (1936)


The Phantom of the Opera (1925)


The Squaw Man (1914)



Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)
Show People (1928)


Tillie's Punctured Romance


Steamboat Bill, Jr. 


Shoulder Arms (1918)



The Birth of a Nation (1915)


London After Midnight


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari



A Submarine Pirate

Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916)

The Immigrant (1917)
One Week



Intolerance (1916)

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