These Were the Mistakes, Cliches and Technical Mistakes that Annoyed Moviegoers in October of 1919

We all know that pointing out errors in films has kind of gone too far lately. (If I never hear the phrase “plot hole” again it will be too soon.) However, some good-natured ribbing at the expense of cinematic silliness has always been in style and Photoplay even had a regular feature on the topic.

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Unboxing the Silents: Kino Lorber’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin Three Ways on Bluray (and win your own copy)

This is a very interesting collection and will surely inspire its share of historical research: three-and-a-half versions of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Two versions of the Universal super production (1927), the World Film feature (1914) and the Vitagraph two-reeler (1911).

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Kidney Infections and Destructive Creativity

I had planned to post a review of a British sci-fi film with airships and pirates and whatnot and I still am going to, it will just be a day or two late. I haven’t been well in about two weeks and it turns out that a kidney infection was to blame. I am on antibiotics and on the mend but I am a bit too under the weather to produce the quality of writing you deserve.

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