Broken Blossoms (1919) – D.W. Griffith

I continue to explore some of the key works of D.W. Griffith with DK Book’s The Movie Book, and this time I dive into a fascinating tale that is perhaps best told through the silent format that marked Griffith’s time. Be warned there is a lot of racism in this film. It’s in the title….

An Evening With KT Tunstall

  The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto is a gorgeously appointed theater that was completed in 1919, and seats under 1500 people, and on the evening of September 20, 2013, I settled into my fourth row seat, putting me in spitting distance of the stage (though why would you want to?). I was getting ready…

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919)

  The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the oldest film listed in the little book I got for Christmas (101 Horror Movies) and so far has been my least favorite. The story is fairly simplistic, a fair arrives in town, and two friends, in love with the same woman go to see a sideshow put on…