At Scotland’s only silent film festival, the fabulous Hippfest, I wrote programme notes for screenings of Mania, starring Pola Negri, Continue reading
Ahead of a limited cinema release of the documentary Notfilm, I wrote about the episode it explores, Samuel Beckett and Continue reading
In the May 2016 issue of Sight & Sound, I reviewed the BFI’s new Blu-ray release of Shooting Stars.
Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler’s gorgeous Manhatta (1921) is screening at the Victoria and Albert at the moment. I wrote Continue reading
There were more women working in Hollywood in the silent era than at any time since. It’s a boggling fact, Continue reading
There’s no one quite like Louise Brooks. I went on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour to talk about the special appeal Continue reading
The Coen brothers’ new film Hail, Caesar! is reason enough for me to delve into the history of MGM – Continue reading
Ken Russell’s Rudolph Valentino biopic is a very strange film, but probably not quite as strange as the life of Continue reading