We have two winners to announce for the Gloria Swanson Bluray Giveaway sponsored by Kino Lorber! This is very exciting.
Hi, everyone. Sorry to be a party pooper but I have been struck down with a flu bug. I’m actually on the mend but I think I was a little ambitious today, so I’m taking it easy until tomorrow.
Readers, I chose the latter. I was planning to get something better for you today but I am a bit compulsive (as you might have noticed) and I started organizing my tax stuff and then it seemed like a shame to stop in the middle…
Movies Silently has turned nine! It’s almost a tween! Aww!
Lots and lots and lots of silent movies being released soon! I’m just going to cover what’s out now and what’s coming up imminently. Hold onto your wallets!
And just when I hit “publish” on my last news piece, two bits of wonderful news came my way. These are too good to wait, so I am taking the liberty of publishing an addendum.
2018 is starting off with a bang as a pair much-anticipated silent films are coming to HD home video at long last. Let’s jump in and see what goodies await us.
As you know, I like to publish reviews every Sunday and this week’s selection is the oft-requested The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg. Alas, I am having some technical difficulty with my computer that can’t be dealt with until Monday. Look for Lubitsch, Novarro and Shearer then!
Welcome to my hidden mountain lair, full of trapdoors and all the shark tanks OSHA would allow. (So, none, basically.) And now, Mr. Bond, before I kill you, I will reveal all my fiendish plans, which you shall be unable to stop.
Hello, dears, this is just a little public service announcement to let you know that things are heating up at my work and with my project to release a silent film on DVD.
Hi, everybody! I’m just letting you know that I have fled the area. Well, not “fled” really. But I need those clickbait clicks, so can we pretend that I fled?
My crowdfunding campaign to release the 1917 version of Kidnapped on DVD is entering its final stretch, just a few hours to go. To celebrate, I’m going to share a few more preview images.
Wild happenings for the end of 2017! More crowdfunding for us to support and an interesting selection of silent film-related books being released.
Most of the news this time around is about the site, so maybe this is false advertising. But I do really have ballet, so don’t run away!
I am so excited to share a project that I have had in the works since March. Silent movie fans probably know that crowdfunding obscure releases is a popular activity and I decided to throw my hat into the ring.
I’m always trying out new things on the site and I’m happy to announce that I am trying out a new cooking series. While I have been experimenting with silent era celebrity recipes for quite some time with my Cooking with the (Silent) Stars posts, my new feature will focus on the films themselves.
As we come to the end of the year, we have a ton of silent film releases to enjoy. Most of these films are available on Bluray for the first time ever.
Here we go again. Every time there is a scandal in Hollywood, some smartypants decides that it’s time to dust off the innuendos and myths surrounding the death of Virginia Rappe. This time, the AP is the culprit and it’s up to us to let them know.
Some exciting happenings in the silent film world, so let’s dive right in! We have some exciting new releases on the horizon and a new project to back.
The good people at Kino Lorber have invited me to host a giveaway of their brand new Beggars of Life Bluray! I know many of you have been looking forward to this film and now you have a chance to get a free copy.
Some big news for silent movie fans, so let’s dive right in. We have a lost film found, a whole bunch of Blurays and a cunning plan.
The good news: After years of putting up with terrible pricing and customer service, as well as speeds so slow that my dial-up modem was laughing, I will be dumping my old service and slipping over to (hopefully) better speeds and reliability.
The bad news: It must be installed and I don’t know how long it will take.
Who likes free stuff? Everyone, that’s who! Well, there’s tons of news about free silent films, so hold onto your hats!
Lots of happenings in the silent film release department. Blurays galore, many of them hotly anticipated, plus some other exciting projects for silent film fans. Let’s get started!
Sorry about such a boring post for today but my time was eaten up with my new harddrive being installed. The good news is that my new solid-state drive is absolutely wonderful and I have finished re-installing the programs I need to keep annoying all of you with silent film minutiae.
We’re back with more silent movie news. This time, it’s all about premieres, screenings and crowdfunding. Oh, and some myth-busting too. Excitement galore of a nerdy nature.
Lots of wonderful new releases and crowdfunding projects to share with you! I also have a secret project starring an actress who looks suspiciously like Fay Wray.
I fell down a research rabbit hole, as I am wont to do, and ended up knee-deep in Canadian animation. Not the worst problem to have. Anyway, I wanted to share a pair of splendid films that were new to me and available for online viewing, courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada!
Hi there! In addition to a cold and my usual throat infection, I am heading off to a wedding this weekend. NyQuil goes so well with formal gowns!
Hi everyone. I usually try to have a new silent movie review every Sunday and this one was supposed to be a pip: a Silents vs. Talkies review with the 1925 and 1930 versions of The Unholy Three. Alas, there will be a slight delay.