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A Night At The Cinema In 1914 Review

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A miscellany of newsreels, comedies, adventure films and travelogues that show what a night at the pictures before World War I would have been like.

★★★★

Thrills, smiles and insights abound in this thoughtful miscellany capturing the national mood around the outbreak of the Great War. The slapsticks are a hoot, the novelties quaintly antiquated. But the newsreels poignantly capture a belle époque about to be shattered.

Strange, magical and evocative, this is one of the time-travel movies of the year.

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