First, yes that movie came out in 2012, but still, it is essentially a silent film. It took me a while to appreciate these golden oldies. The Chaplin stuff, such as 'Modern Times' is just hilarious. In college I got more exposure, once sitting thru something 3+ hours of two of Fritz Lang's early Dr. Mabuse films. They were fascinating. Then there is Abel Gance's epic masterpiece 'Napoleoon' which has a run time of about 4 hours and at the end, requres 3 (count 'em!) projectors running at once to achieve what has to be the first 'wide-screen' presentation ever. Then there is Sergei Eisenstein's 'Battlehip Potemkin' which practically defined film language. In De Palma's 'The Untouchables' he literally lifts the Steps of Odessa sequence for his baby carriage down the steps of the train station sequence. Practically shot for shot. And then there is the granddaddy of all cult films 'Nosferatu'. I got to see this at the Alamo with a commissioned score played live. Loudest damn silent film I've ever seen
One thing to note with these very early films is that back then, film speed was not at all standardized, whereas now, most of the time they are shown at a fixed speed, which usually means everything tends to look at bit fast or slow. Criterion probably fixes that problem.