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The Courage of the Commonplace (1913)

This short, thoughtful film from Vitagraph busts many of our ideas about the Nickelodeon era by proving that it was possible to treat movies as serious “art” before sound, outside of the feature-length format, and even if your name wasn’t… 717 more words


The Hazards of Helen, episode 13 (1915)

Alternate (episode) Title: Escape on the Fast Freight

This episode of what the long-running movie serial displays Helen Holmes at the height of her powers as “Helen,” a plucky… 1,020 more words


152.42: The Film Review

Genre: Spoken Word Poetry/Abstract
Year Released: 2017
Distributor: Unlicensed
Origin: USA
Running Time: 12 minutes

Rating/Recommended Audience: PG
Related Films/Series: N/A
For Fans Of: 928 more words


Silence (2016)

Martin Scorsese

If I had known it was about Christianity trying to work its way through Japan I probably wouldn’t have watched it. But I did. 103 more words


Film review - The Polka King (Maya Forbes, 2018)

Let me get this straight, right from the start. The Polka King is not a good film. It popped up on my Netflix feed as a recommended watch and I thought I’d give it a go. 264 more words


On to Washington (1913)

This short clip of newsreel footage gives us a look at a significant event in women’s history – a march on Washington that culminated on the day before… 289 more words