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SIFF 2015: Love Among the Ruins (Massimo Ali Mohammad, 2015)

This is part of our coverage of the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival.

Quello che un uso inutile di cinema. Sounds pretty doesn’t it? But that phrase reads, “What a pointless use of film”. 358 more words

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Movies watched on 5-13-14

Solaris-It’s been a number of years since I’ve seen the original to compare this with. I thought (Though it took a while to get going) this one managed to have more compelling dramatic moments. 59 more words


Jacques Tati Retrospective

Jacques Tati remains one of my favorite filmmakers even though he made only six feature films during his lifetime.  Four of these six films are masterpieces and among the funniest films I have ever seen.   1,077 more words

Favorite Films

Queen Kelly (1929) - Erich von Stroheim

Quite a bit is missing from the end – but plot developments from the titles sound intriguing. As is, the film offers some powerful and emotional scenes from Swanson, as a convent girl who falls in love with a prince. 37 more words


Moving Pictures and Photoplays: New Perspectives in Silent Cinema

Postgraduate Conference

18th – 19th June

Department of Theatre, Film and Television

University of York

The conference programme for Moving Pictures and Photoplays: New Perspectives in Silent Cinema, a postgraduate conference to be held at the University of York on 18th and 19th June 2015, is now live. 36 more words

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War of the Words

I find it interesting when people claim to have a hard time watching silent movies since more and more these days, movies find themselves in chaotic third act action sequence that feature barely a single spoken word in between the candy-coloured CGI and hyperactive editing. 817 more words


British Silent Film Festival Symposium 2015

Another year, and another fantastic British Silent Film Festival Symposium last Friday – a chance to catch up with old friends, make new ones, and to finally put a real face to Twitter avatars. 777 more words

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