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Janne Wass

The Death Ray

∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗ (5/10) This 1925 Soviet action film by legendary film theorist Lev Kuleshov is all about editing and light-hearted spy fun in a pre-James Bond era, as fascists and socialists […]

The Lost World

∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗ (8/10) The original dinosaur blockbuster, the film that spawned the likes of King Kong, Godzilla and Jurassic Park was released in 1925 by First National Pictures. With stop-motion animation […]

The Monster

∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗ (7/10) Legendary actor Lon Chaney stars in what may be called the blueprint for old dark house films. This 1925 horror comedy is well filmed by Roland West, and […]

The Crazy Ray

∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗∗ (7/10) The first feature film dealing with the stopping of time, French experimental movie Paris qui dort is a poetical comedy that uses science fiction trappings to recapture the […]