Sight & Sound February 2015

Gloria Swanson in Teddy at the Throttle (1917)

Gloria Swanson in Teddy at the Throttle (1917)

Two pieces from me in this month’s Sight & Sound magazine. First up I interviewed the wonderful comedian Lucy Porter about her favourite female silent comedy stars, ahead of the Slapstick Festival. Second, I reviewed DW Griffith’s majestic Intolerance (1916), recently released on Blu-Ray by Masters of Cinema.

Guardian report from the Pordenone silent film festival

The Toll of the Sea (1922)

The Toll of the Sea (1922)

The Giornate del Cinema Muto, held every year in Pordenone, Italy, is the world’s most prestigious silent film festival. I was there again this year, and I blogged every day for Silent London. When I got back, before I put my feet up, I filed this report for the Guardian film blog.

The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands

The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands (1927)

The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands (1927)

This year’s London Film Festival Archive Gala is a film that seemingly very few people have heard of, but this first world war movie is getting a nationwide release this week and will be out on DVD in 2015. So I found out a bit more about The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands and wrote this feature for the Guardian.