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Welcome to The Hidden Movie Palace.

Today more movies are available to more people than every before. Unfortunately, they are often dumped on one of various streaming sites with no curation and little fanfare.

Here I want to cut through the noise and prevent great movies from getting lost in the deluge.

This is not to say I will never write about more popular films or those securely in the canon, but my emphasis will be on helping all of us to make new discoveries.

Cabiria (1914)

Directed by: Giovanni Pastrone I watched this as Part 10 of my 2021 Film Challenge: Any big-budget blockbuster from the silent era. As I mentioned in my intro to this week’s challenge, silent film has an unearned reputation for being boring. Plenty films from the era were shockingly ambitious, decades ahead of their time, and feelContinue reading “Cabiria (1914)”