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.
Continue reading “In which there is darkness and then light; or, Changing internet service providers is not for wimps”
Who likes free stuff? Everyone, that’s who! Well, there’s tons of news about free silent films, so hold onto your hats!
Continue reading “News from the Silent Movie Front: Lots of free silent movies, crowdfunding (again!) and release info”
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!
Continue reading “News from the Silent Movie Front: Silent Comediennes, Louise Brooks on Bluray & Bessie Coleman”
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.
Continue reading “Mad Science: The computer is alive and well”
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.
Continue reading “News from the Silent Movie Front: Documenting Rediscovered Films, New Silent Symphony, Dinosaurs and Marcel Perez”
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.
Continue reading “News from the Silent Movie Front: Kafka, Lost Fay Wray, Crowdfunding Silent Horror, Marion Davies News & New Silent Blus”
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!
Continue reading “A Pair of Modern Silent Animated Films Available for Free and Legal Viewing”
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!
Continue reading “Haste to the Wedding (not my own)”
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.
Continue reading “Reviews rescheduled owing to an inconvenient cold”
If you think that I have been reviewing more silent films on this site… you’re right! I have been trying to fill gaps in coverage (particularly in pre-feature cinema) but my efforts starting me thinking…
Continue reading “Race for the Silent Film 500”
Hi, everyone! As a huge fan of PBS and NPR (American public television and radio), I decided to copy them a little and hold a fundraising drive.
Continue reading “Movies Silently’s First Fundraiser with My Favorite GIFs”
Lots of amazing things going on in the world of silent film. More lost films found, more Blurays and more Kickstarters. I am simply gleeful!
Continue reading “News from the Silent Movie Front: Un-Lost Louise Brooks, Sheik Blurays, new Kickstarters & Hitchcock”
If this website were a human child, it would be well into its grade school career. If it were a skirt, it would probably be out of style. If it were a wine, it would be starting to get expensive. Yes, Movies Silently has turned eight years old!
Continue reading “Happy Anniversary to Me! (Movies Silently is Eight Years Old)”
My review for Les Vampires will be posted this Sunday and it will be my 300th silent film review. Phew! I look back at my review list and it’s still hard to believe I really watched and reviewed all these silents. And, believe it or not, I haven’t even scratched the surface of my collection.
Continue reading “And My 350th Silent Film Review Shall Be….”
We have some wonderful and oddball silent movie news this time around! An exciting new release, a villainous hoax and surfer dudes of the early twentieth century.
Continue reading “News from the Silent Movie Front: Women in Film, Hoaxes, Silent Movie Surfing”
The silent film community lost a great champion with the death of David Shepard on January 31, 2017. I wish to extend my sincere condolences to his friends and loved ones.
Continue reading “A Salute to David Shepard”
Hey, guys! I have run away from home. Oh, okay, I actually went on vacation.
Continue reading “I’m on vacation! (And looking for silent movie locations)”
Some very interesting happenings in the silent movie world with new releases, another lost film found and a chance to screen your modern silent movie short.
Continue reading “News from the Silent Movie Front: Lost & Found + Openings for Modern Silents + Buster on Blu”
Over the years, lovely readers have asked me if there was a way to support the site. Well, now there is. As of today, I am on Patreon.
Continue reading ““Money! The Frankenstein monster that destroys souls!” or, Movies Silently is on Patreon”
Well, 2016 is well and truly gone and we can now move onto the business of 2017. Here are some plans I have for the site in the new year.
Continue reading “Secret and Cunning Plans for 2017: Lost & Obscure Films, Neglected Cinema, Wacky Recipes”
Great news for silent movie fans, especially silent movie fans who are a little short on cash. A treasure trove of silents has been made available for legal streaming, a lost silent movie has been restored and crowdfunding is going swimmingly. Let’s dig into the news!
Continue reading “News from the Silent Movie Front: Streaming Free & Legal Silent Movies, Lost and Found & Crowdfunding Updates”
I know we just did a news post but so many exciting things have happened in the last week that I had to share them with you!
Continue reading “News from the Silent Movie Front: More Kickstarting for Marion Davies, modern music and Bluray debuts”
Dibs and dabs of exciting news for silent movie fans and I also have some updates on stories previously reported here. Let’s start with the best news of all: a missing silent film possibly rediscovered.
Continue reading “News from the Silent Movie Front: Lost films found, flappers, women directors and new releases”
Lots of exciting news for silent movie fans! We have a new crowdfunding campaign, some lost films found and a reissue that warmed the cockles of my jaded heart.
Continue reading “News from the Silent Movie Front: Lost Films Found, Crowdfunding Women Filmmakers, Free Movies & Reissues”
Greetings all. I usually post a silent film review on Sunday but a scratchy throat on Saturday turned into full-blown influenza.
Continue reading “A slight delay owing to illness”
It has been a while since I posted a news update but lots of exciting things are happening– especially on the silent movie Bluray front!
Continue reading “News from the Silent Movie Front: Abel Gance’s Napoleon on Blu, Clara Bow + Gary Cooper, cartoons & vampires”
Greetings, all! I talked about this a bit in my last news post but I wanted to add a bit more detail. As most silent movie fans know, access to more obscure films is a bit problematic for the average viewer.
Continue reading “A secret and nefarious plot to give you access to more silent movies (mwahahaha!)”
Exciting things are afoot in the silent film community. Some rare films are being made available for the first time ever and I have all the latest news. The new releases are coming to you three different ways:
Continue reading “News from the Silent Movie Front: Crowdfunding Borzage, Montenegrin romance and a super secret plan”