Tag: Silent Film

Lorraine of the Lions

Lorraine of the Lions

Screen Reviews

A lady Tarzan and her gorilla have a rough time adapting to high society in Lorraine of the Lions (1925), one of four silent films on Accidentally Preserved: Volume 5, unleashed by Ben Model and Undercrank Productions, with musical scores by Jon C. Mirsalis.

Raymond Griffith: The Silk Hat Comedian

Raymond Griffith: The Silk Hat Comedian

Screen Reviews

A pair of silent comedies from forgotten “silk hat comedian” Raymond Griffith are now available for rediscovery on Blu-ray. Phil Bailey reviews Paths to Paradise and You’d Be Surprised, from Undercrank Productions and the Library of Congress, with musical scores by Ben Model.

Ben Model

Ben Model

Interviews

Phil Bailey talks with Ben Model, the Renaissance Man smashing silent film stereotypes through his boutique label, Undercrank Productions.

Back Pay & The Valley of Silent Men

Back Pay & The Valley of Silent Men

Screen Reviews

A pair of century old silent films from multiple Academy Award winning director Frank Borzage hit Blu-ray/DVD with new scores by Andrew Earle Simpson. Phil Bailey reviews the 1922 silent Frank Borzage double feature Back Pay & The Valley of Silent Men.

Chaplin’s War Trilogy

Chaplin’s War Trilogy

Print Reviews

This thoughtful and well-documented text explores the history of dark comedy in film through the perspective of Charlie Chaplin’s work and his movies about war.

The Original Million Dollar Mermaid

Print Reviews

Carl F Gauze puts on a swimming cap, goggles, and sensible swimwear (no exposed ankles!) and immerses himself in the biography of Australian bombshell swimming sensation Annette Kellerman.

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Matías Meyer

Matías Meyer

Interviews

With only a week to go before powerful new feature Louis Riel or Heaven Touches The Earth premieres in the Main Slate at UNAM International Film Festival, Lily and Generoso sat down for an in-depth conversation with the film’s director, Matías Meyer.

Mostly True

Mostly True

Print Reviews

Carl F. Gauze reviews the fascinating Mostly True: The West’s Most Popular Hobo Graffiti Magazine, a chronicle of forgotten outsider subculture.

The Tin Star

The Tin Star

Screen Reviews

Anthony Mann’s gorgeous monochrome western, The Tin Star, may have been shot in black and white, but its themes are never that easily defined.

Flipside

Flipside

Screen Reviews

Charles DJ Deppner finds Flipside to be a vital treatise on mortality, creativity, and purpose, disguised as a quirky documentary about a struggling record store.

Stereophonic

Stereophonic

Music News

Tony-nominated smash success Stereophonic delivers a brand-new Broadway cast recording — straight from 1976.

Cocoa the Tour Dog

Cocoa the Tour Dog

Print Reviews

Cocoa the Tour Dog is the heartwarming true story of a boy and his dog and his reggae band. Bob Pomeroy reviews the book by Adam Mansbach and reggae artist Stick Figure, with illustrations by Juan Manuel Orozco.

TRF Boog

TRF Boog

Features

First Single “Dump It” from TRF Boog’s forthcoming ME vs ME LP premieres today, at Ink 19.

Melt-Banana

Melt-Banana

Event Reviews

Veteran Tokyo punk band Melt-Banana brings Tomato Flower and Baby; Baby: Explores the Reasons Why that Gum is Still on the Sidewalk to Denver, Colorado, for an all-out punk feast. Meow.