Alexander Bakshy

Alexander Bakshy
Alexander Bakshy's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Nation
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T-Meter Title | Year
83% The End of St. Petersburg (1927) As a photographic record of the reconstructed events of the Russian Revolution it is superb. As a dynamic narrative -- as a cinematic drama -- it is loosely connected, jerky, and often flat. - The Nation EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
No Score Yet Wings of a Serf (1926) The chief honors of the film go to Leonidoff for his extraordinary impersonation of Ivan the Terrible. Nothing so subtle and yet so dynamically expressive had ever before been seen on the screen. - The Nation EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
83% Show People (1928) Show People is a fairly amusing comedy, though most of its laughs, one is sorry to say, come from the titles. - The Nation EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
69% Lonesome (1928) [Lonesome] shows many extremely interesting and suggestive effects such as the combination of a number of independent images within the same frame. It is marred by an unnecessary talking sequence. - The Nation EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
100% 4 Devils (1928) Murnau's Four Devils, though less firmly knit than his Sunrise... shows the hand of a master in its flowing style, which shapes and modulates its equally fluid emotional content. - The Nation EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
No Score Yet Shadows of Fear (Thérèse Raquin) (1928) A straightforward realistic drama directed by Jacques Feyder with a subtlety reminiscent of Chaplin's Woman of Paris. - The Nation EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
94% Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927) A film, to be truly dramatic, must organize its material as a dynamic sequence in which all scenes are emotionally related to one another. There is no such unity in Chang. - The Nation EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
91% October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1928) Ten Days That Shook the World is replete with magnificent scenes of mass movement, with amazingly observed characters (a gallery of types that can never be forgotten), and with extremely striking and beautiful camera shots. - The Nation EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
No Score Yet The Wedding March (1928) [The Wedding March] is interesting only for its insistence on realistic detail -- an insistence so shrieking and sometimes so incongruous that it loses even the little virtue that one might be willing to concede it. - The Nation EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
No Score Yet White Shadows in the South Seas (1928) [It is] a very effective picture, in fact, too effective, with that characteristic Hollywood sleekness and prettifying. - The Nation EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
92% Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931) Tabu is deliberate and forced in its playfulness, cheaply melodramatic in its tragedy, and unconscionably long-winded. - The Nation EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2013
92% The Front Page (1931) By far the highest honors in this go to Mr. Menjou, who gives as polished a performance of a gruff and unscrupulous editor as he used to give of a man about town. - The Nation EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2013
100% Trader Horn (1931) The picture is a magnificent record of wild life in Central Africa, abounding in thrilling episodes and in scenic splendors. - The Nation EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2013
98% City Lights (1931) Chaplin's growing seriousness, his desire to be more than a mere comedian have deceived him into holding sentiment more precious than fun. - The Nation EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2013