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Support the first women filmmakers on Kickstarter

This is a topic close to my heart, and hopefully yours too. After a successful campaign to produce the handsome Pioneers of African-American Cinema box set, Kino Lorber are back on Kickstarter with another project that makes film history a bigger, more inclusive, and more representative space. 367 more words

Silent Film

Drawlloween 18 : "Beware that his shadow doth not burden your dreams with horrible fears."


DAY 18

Based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the German film, Nosferatu was made in 1922 and distributed in the US on June 3rd, 1929. The screenplay was written by,  379 more words

Robin Hood

Friday night at the Barbican saw the premiere of Neil Brand’s new score to the 1922 silent Robin Hood or, more correctly, Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood… 1,049 more words

Film Review

Minute Bodies

I reviewed a new silent film made by Stuart Staples from the Tindersticks out of F Percy Smith’s pioneering science documentaries, for Sight & Sound. It was surprisingly steamy


The General (1926)

The General is a cinematic marvel. If you’re under any illusion the Buster Keaton was merely a slapstick comedian, see it now. As a pure filmmaker, Keaton was fully the equal of Eisenstein, Vertov and Pudovkin, his three great Soviet contemporaries. 1,384 more words



Every year around this time I manage to get a few horror films in, but true to form, I never get to everything I plan. I’ve planned for… 618 more words


Mother (1926)

Mother, Vsevolod Pudovkin’s first major film, was released in 1926, two years before The End of St. Petersburg. I’ll leave the question of whether or not Mother is a feminist movie to the feminists. 735 more words