‘King Vidor’s THE CROWD: The Making of a Silent Classic’ by Jordan R. Young

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

Warner Archive Review: ‘Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?’

“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?’

Warner Archive Review: ‘Marianne’ with Marion Davies

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

Flicker Alley Review: Marcel L’Herbier’s ‘L’Inhumaine’

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’