C.S. Sewell

C.S. Sewell
C.S. Sewell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Moving Picture World
Publications: Moving Picture World

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
80% Merton of the Movies (1924) While the acting, comedy and pathos are effective, somehow the picture did not give us the "kick" we expected. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
70% Rolled Stockings (1927) There is the usual college stuff, but there is more story than usual and the situations have been handled well, even to the fight between the brothers in the roadhouse. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2020
94% Faust (1926) Scene after scene reveals a setting that for composition and lighting has seldom been equaled. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
100% Old Ironsides (1926) Every man, woman and child in this country should see it. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
96% The Cat and the Canary (1927) Adding to the dramatic effectiveness of the picture is the distinct surprise regarding the identity of the mysterious figure... There is also quite a lot of fine comedy relief which relieves without destroying the necessary tension and suspense. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
89% That Royle Girl (1925) Once the story gets well under way, the interest is held in a vice-like grip. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
86% Beggar on Horseback (1925) Unlike anything ever presented on the screen is Beggar on Horseback... so much so that it is next to impossible to convey through the medium of words a comprehensive idea of this production. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
100% Ten Modern Commandments (1927) Miss Ralston not only gets herself over, but pulls the part after her, avoiding the invitation to become a rough soubrette. Dorothy Arzner has handled the megaphone very well. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
64% A Sainted Devil (1924) The character portrayed by Valentino suits him to perfection... This picture has been superbly produced and the Spanish atmosphere is excellent. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
73% Rough House Rosie (1927) Rough House Rosie is not high art, but it is excellent entertainment. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
91% Flaming Youth (1923) It is not a story which depends on one big punch situation but rather a character study of the heart of a modern girl, as you follow her problems, you become engrossed in them. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
67% Human Wreckage (1923) Produced with the avowed purpose of combating the drug evil which is said to be taking an ever-increasing toll in this country, Human Wreckage... is a picture that holds your attention and forcibly delivers its message. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
33% The Alaskan (1924) The technical details of the picture are high class. In other respects, however, this production, in our opinion, fails to rise above others of its class, and we believe that many will expect greater things from Meighan, Curwood and Brenon. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
82% Graustark (1925) Norma Talmadge is ideal as the fascinating and wistful Princess Yetive and makes this character seem very real. She seems the embodiment of the author's idea of the character, and her performance should thoroughly please her legion of followers. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
83% The Lady (1925) A well-knit, fascinating drama. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
86% So Big (1924) It is a far cry from [Colleen Moore's] role in Flaming Youth and a demonstration of unusual versatility and ability, and by far her finest characterization. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
No Score Yet Oliver Twist (1922) Never has little Jackie Coogan given a more appealing performance than in his newest picture, Oliver Twist. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2020
86% The Way of All Flesh (1927) The character work is done with Jannings' accustomed skill, and the vehicle certainly gives him every opportunity to demonstrate his protean powers, for he is seen in three distinct characterizations. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
No Score Yet The Ropin' Fool (1921) [The Ropin' Fool] is a clever offering combining comedy with some really remarkable rope-throwing stunts which are shown in slow motion. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
56% The Village Blacksmith (1922) It is dashing, well-made, up-to-date, with plenty of heart interest and touches of comedy, and several thrills, and frankly melodramatic. It is excellent entertainment for the masses. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
80% Trifling Women (1922) Probably the most striking member of the cast is Ramon Novarro, as the youthful lover. Here is a young man with a striking personality and undoubted ability from whom big things are to be expected. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
50% A Blind Bargain (1922) Lon Chaney's work in this picture is really marvelous and he again demonstrates that he is one of the best if not the very best character actor on the screen. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
100% The Cradle Snatchers (1927) The result should prove hilarious amusement for a great majority of patrons. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
67% Clarence (1922) It is the kind of a picture that gets you almost immediately and keeps you entertained and in good humor throughout. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
33% Thirty Days (1922) As a whole, it is a mediocre comedy which never arouses any great amount of interest and is only mildly amusing. - Moving Picture World EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020