Tags » Silent Cinema

The Last Command - New Blu-ray Review + Competition!

Our intrepid reviewer, the silent film savant Mark Fuller returns to the fray once more to offer his thoughts on the newly blu-ray/DVD dual-pack edition of… 1,294 more words

Happy Birthday, Doug Sr.!

The mesmerizing and incredibly accomplished Douglas Fairbanks the elder was born on 23 May 1883.

Pro Top: The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks… 9 more words


Another Man with a Movie Camera from the Masters of Cinema - Blu-ray Review + Competition!

“Didn’t you review Man with a Movie Camera six months ago?”

You can get a funny sense of déjà vu in the bubble that is silent film fandom, and not just from the many recycled love triangle plots or unerringly similar heroics we see in film to film. 1,233 more words

Speedy - "A joy to watch and worth tracking down as part of the new UK Criterion Collection..."

When you make a list of silent comedians, the three you would inevitably see are Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd. Doc Brown imitates Lloyd in… 594 more words

Film Review

CAPA Summer Movie Series: 25 Classics on the Big Screen

The CAPA Summer Movie Series is one of the (many, many) reasons I am thrilled to be living in my hometown again. It’s the oldest still-running classic film series in the US. 58 more words


Shakespeare 400: Film and TV

There have been many, many screen versions of Shakespeare’s plays – please follow the links below to my lists on Letterboxd to find a range of straight adaptations and versions inspired by the Bard’s work. 465 more words


Shakespeare 400: The Complete Walk and Shakespeare Live! (RSC)

The 23rd April is both St George’s Day and the anniversary of both the birth and death of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), and as we have now reached 400 years since the poet/playwright’s death, both the Globe Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company have created projects which happened this weekend. 787 more words