Despite being one of the most acclaimed films of the silent era, King Vidor’s The Crowd (1928) remains unavailable to buy on home video in the U.S. The very citizenry that Vidor examined in this classic cannot have access to it. It is a member of the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, to be… Read More ‘King Vidor’s THE CROWD: The Making of a Silent Classic’ by Jordan R. Young
“What’s wrong? Don’t you think it’s funny? I thought it was a scream.” “It was alright.” Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? perhaps more so than any other film makes us question what exactly can be considered entertainment. Seeing dancers glide across the screen is joyous. Watching war heroes fight back the enemy is entertaining. Seeing… Read More Warner Archive Review: ‘Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?’
Marion Davies was once the most popular female comedian in the movies and made an easy transition to sound films in 1929. Audiences did hear her talk in the MGM showcase The Hollywood Revue of 1929, but just weeks later, her first full-length talkie hit the screens. Marianne, directed by Robert Z. Leonard, was a… Read More Warner Archive Review: ‘Marianne’ with Marion Davies
In March, Flicker Alley released Marcel L’Herbier’s 1924 film L’Inhumaine (The Inhuman Woman) on Blu-ray. For most of us, this film is unheard of, lost in time and overshadowed by silent films made in Germany. Most of the great European silent films we think of from the ’20s were made in the Weimar Republic, but… Read More Flicker Alley Review: Marcel L’Herbier’s ‘L’Inhumaine’
It’s been a whole week since I came home from Hollywood after the 2016 Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival. For my final post on the event, I’m going to dive into each day. This will help anyone who wasn’t there get a sense of how much fun this event is. Yes, it’s exhausting, but… Read More TCM Classic Film Festival 2016: One Last Look Back
One of my favorite experiences at the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival had absolutely nothing to do with a real classic movie. Although I skipped the first midnight screening, seeing a 3D 1950s movie in actual 3D was too cool an opportunity to skip. So, I went to GOG, a hilarious ’50s sci-fi movie that’s… Read More TCMFF: Herbert L. Strock’s ‘GOG’ in 3D!
One of the events I was incredibly excited for at the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival was an interview with Anna Karina before a world premiere of a new restoration of Jean-Luc Godard’s Band of Outsiders (Bande a part in French). I wrote about the film specifically while at TheCelebrityCafe.com back in 2012 and it’s… Read More TCMFF: Anna Karina and ‘Band of Outsiders’