In the March 2015 issue of Sight & Sound magazine, I reviewed Ruth Barton’s wonderful new biography of the idiosyncratic silent era director Rex Ingram.
Another Sight & Sound list – this time counting up the best home video releases of the year. Yes, my list was all silent movies
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.
In Sight & Sound’s January 2015 issue, I wrote a short retrospective of how 2014 panned out in the world of silent cinema. I also reviewed the new Masters of Cinema release of Pabst’s haunting Diary of a Lost Girl, starring Louise Brooks (1929). My picks for the magazine’s poll for the best film of the year are available here.
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.