New York Tribune

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Rating Title/Year Author
The Fall of a Nation (1916) Trib Staff It is so trivial that seven dozen pictures like it would not send a single patriotic thrill down the spine nor accelerate one's pulse beats by so much ha a semi-quaver. A film, like a play, needs something more than an American flag to make it thrilling. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
The Splendid Sinner (1918) Heywood Broun Strangely enough, a silent Mary Garden is not nearly so effective as a singing one. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
Deliverance (1919) Harriette Underhill Of course, every one knows in a general way that, though lacking sight, the power to hear, or speak, Helen Keller became one of the best educated women in the world, but one cannot realize enormousness of that task until one has seen the journey. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2020
Treasure Island (1920) Trib Staff The cave scenes and all the battle scenes between the pirate crew and the Englishmen who headed the expedition in search of the buried gold were done with a realism which sent chills down the spine and gasps through the dark. ened theater. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2020
The Gray Horizon (1919) Virginia Tracy The picture has force, genuine emotional force, and a tonic, tense excitement. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
Wildcat of Paris (1919) Harriette Underhill The picture diverts even if it does not convince. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
Brewster's Millions (1921) Harriette Underhill This picture needs no criticism, for every one knows the story of Brewster's Millions, and every one knows Roscoe, once Fatty. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921) Trib Staff Just how A Connecticut Yankee could have been better produced, all things considered, is hard to imagine. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
Cabiria (1914) Harriette Underhill Although it was made so long ago, the photoplay seems to be as fine as anything we have now. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
Cabiria (1914) Trib Staff Cabiria is an epoch making production, superior in every way even to Quo Vadis? EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
The Golem (1920) Harriette Underhill Paul Wegener directed the picture, and he also play the title role and it is a marvelous piece of work. The story is beautifully done. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918) Harriette Underhill It is something different from anything we have see on the screen. Dawley goes to sleep and dreams that he is living in prehistoric times. And all kinds of animals appear. Mastodons and horned lizards and dinosaurs. We should like to know how it was done. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
The Battle Cry of Peace (1915) Heywood Broun There are thrills by the yard, horrors slowly Is drawn out inch by inch and not few feet of good comedy. The achievements of the camera are remarkable. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
The Breath of the Gods (1920) Trib Staff The scenic photographs throughout the production are unusually true, and the directing of the young Japanese men and women handling different parts shows rare skill. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2020
Remodeling Her Husband (1920) Trib Staff [Lillian Gish] remains invisible and leaves the spotlight to sister Dorothy, whose acting captivates the filmgoer. But absent though she is from the screen, Lillian's directing hand is seen throughout the picture. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
Ravished Armenia (1919) Harriette Underhill The photography is excellent and some of the scenes are beautiful and picturesque, but most of it is extremely harrowing, and it runs for more than an hour and a half. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2020
Hearts of the World (1918) Harriette Underhill Every character in the play is real. Either Mr. Griffith has a genius for selecting his casts or else he has the power to infuse in his actors something of his own genius. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2020
The Horitz Passion Play (1897) Trib Staff The moving pictures were commendably clear, presenting sometimes scenes of considerable duration. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2020
Carmen (1915) Heywood Broun In fact, the scenes throughout, considered solely as scenes, are handled with much skill, but there is a great deal to be desired in the presentation of the story. Much of the scenario is murky. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
Neptune's Daughter (1914) Trib Staff Neptune's Daughter demonstrates a fact which has been too much overlooked by motion picture producers, namely, that one of the greatest appeals of the films is found in their power to show effects utterly impossible on the stage. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
Trifling Women (1922) Harriette Underhill Ramon Navarro seems to us to make every man who ever wore the hero's laurels look to his wreath. He is sincere, extremely handsome, and his acting is facile and intelligent. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2020
The Life of General Villa (1914) Trib Staff True, there are no close-up views of a man ramming a bayonet down another man's throat, such as one sees in the fiction war pictures, but there are scenes showing real fighting as It la done now. The films are an important achievement. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
One Glorious Day (1922) Harriette Underhill Mr. Rogers's performance as Ezra is absolutely inspired. As you watch him in the different moods you feel that he is nearly as good an actor as Charlie Chaplin. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2020
Hamlet (1921) Harriette Underhill [Hamlet] is the most fascinating picture I ever have seen. That I can state without reservations. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
Carmen (1915) Heywood Broun Undoubtedly Miss Farrar has never acted so well as she does in the screen version of Carmen. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2020
Daughter of the Gods (1916) Heywood Broun One general rule has been observed throughout the picture, and it is an excellent one. When in doubt, the director told himself, threw Miss Kellerman into the water. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
Strictly Business (1962) Harriette Underhill Strictly Business is a delightful little play from the O. Henry story of the same name. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
() Harriette Underhill Bessie Love ought never to make another picture, because she can never hope to equal The Sawdust Ring. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
Forbidden Paths (1917) Harriette Underhill With the talents of Sessue Hayakawa and the beauty of Vivian Martin it would seem that Forbidden Paths... should be a whole lot better than it is. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2020
Madame Jealousy (1918) Harriette Underhill Madame Jealousy could be much better than it is, but at that it is much better than it might be, because those allegorical pictures are difficult things to handle. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
Men Who Have Made Love to Me (1918) Harriette Underhill Mary MacLane has personality. Also, we believe that she is the sort of woman whom other women are mad about or hate intensely. We believe, too, that many more men may have made love to Mary than those which are depicted on the screen. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2020
The Passion Play of Oberammergau (1900) Trib Staff [The film doesn't] even approach a close imitation of the Oberammergau play... [but] these pictures have their own excellencies, and they are quite capable of standing on their own bottom, and should be allowed to do so. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2020
The Child Thou Gavest Me (1921) Virginia Tracy You cannot eat your cake and keep it; you cannot make your heroine a sympathy catcher through the miseries of indissoluble marriage and yet hand her her divorce on, so to speak, her wedding night. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
() Harriette Underhill The story is incredibly foolish, the acting is incredibly inane and the titles are incredibly bad. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
Mother Eternal (1921) Harriette Underhill Mr. Abramson wrote and directed the picture himself and he has done well. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
Sacred and Profane Love (1921) Harriette Underhill It is probable that with some one else [besides Elsie Ferguson] in the leading role we should not have cared for this picture, but as it is presented it held us spellbound. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
() Harriette Underhill It is an excellent picture, perfect in every detail, but there are no surprises in it. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
() Harriette Underhill You wouldn't believe that a picture with Thomas Meighan in it could be as bad as The Easy Road... for, even with that most engaging actor, the picture manages to achieve an unbelievable amount of banality. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
() Harriette Underhill Miss Dickson is not starred, but if any one has a right to be certainly she has, for she dominates the production to such an extent that you don't think much about any one else while she is on the screen. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
() Ishbel M. Ross Viola Dana takes the part of O-Riu, the Image Maker's daughter. One is forced to the conclusion that some one more suitable might have been found for the role. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
() Harriette Underhill Henceforth Mr. Beauvais will be known as the man who took the sin out of cinema. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
The Blooming Angel (1920) Ishbel M. Ross It is far-fetched to the point of absurdity, but it is also thoroughly amusing. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2019
() Harriette Underhill Despite this lack of realism, however, there were some wonderfully effective scenes in the desert and a sand storm that looked real. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2019
() Trib Staff On the whole, the narrative is too full of incident. At times it is bewildering in its rapidity, not only in the twinkling movements of the actors, but also in the kaleidoscope succession and evanescence of the scenes. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
Polly with a Past (1920) Harriette Underhill Polly is not nearly so effective on the screen as she was on the stage, and how charming Ina Claire was as Polly, with her pretty ways and her pretty French accent. But Miss Claire does not screen well and the lighting was bad. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
() Harriette Underhill Frances Marion has made an excellent scenario and Frank Borzage hase directed the picture with fine imagination. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
() Harriette Underhill The story is extremely entertaining and the picture is very well produced. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
() Harriette Underhill There are desert scenes and fight scenes and worship scenes, but nothing that is real or gripping in the lives of the principal characters ever occurs. They fail to interest you in the slightest degree. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
() Harriette Underhill Why can't people enjoy pictures with human beings in them -- stories of people who do simple, natural things? EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
Traveling Salesman (1921) Harriette Underhill It is too long in getting started and too much abbreviated at the end when things really begin to happen. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019