1915 in Movies

Movie reviews for movies released theatrically in 1915.

 

1. The Birth of a Nation, directed by D.W. Griffith (6/10)

This is really only known because of its spectacle. As a cultural relic, it should be offensive, but it’s just too boring.

 

Shorts:

1. “In the Park,” directed by Charlie Chaplin (8/10)

I didn’t write individual reviews when I watched this anthology of early American cinema, but even before his features, Chaplin was an inventive director in addition to being an inventive performer.

 

2. “Shanghaied,” directed by Charlie Chaplin (7/10)

Did not write a review.

 

3. “A Night Out,” directed by Charlie Chaplin (7/10)

Did not write a review.

 

4. “The Tramp,” directed by Charlie Chaplin (7/10)

Should be more iconic than his other early shorts, but for some reason I didn’t think so at the time.

 

5. “A Woman,” directed by Charlie Chaplin (6/10)

Did not write a review.

 

6. “Work,” directed by Charlie Chaplin (6/10)

Did not write a review.