Ahead of a forthcoming BFI Southbank retrospective, I wrote about the the genius and the modernity of Buster Keaton for the January 2014 issue of Sight & Sound. I also contributed a review of the Masters of Cinema Blu-Ray of Fritz Lang’s Dr Mabuse, der Spieler to the same issue, and voted in the end-of-year best films of 2013 poll.
How we made … is a regular Guardian feature in which artists discuss the creation of a popular work. I interviewed film-maker Kevin Brownlow and composer Carl Davis about their magnificent restoration of Abel Gance’s Napoléon (1927), which screened in London this weekend,
Another list article, but this was a collective effort. I threw my votes in with some of my Guardian and Observer colleagues for the top 10 silents, and wrote a few words on The General and Earth.
A whistlestop tour of some of Britain’s favourite hairdos, for Guardian Fashion, to mark the broadcast of a hugely enjoyable new Timeshift documentary.
Halloween approaches, and with Nosferatu back in cinemas, the BFI asked me to write a top 10 of silent horror movies.
I reviewed the mountaineering documentary The Epic of Everest (1924) for the Guardian this week.
The annual festival in Pordenone, Italy is the biggest event in the silent film calendar. I blogged from the festival every day for Silent London – and wrote this quick report for the Guardian film blog when I got home.