Theme Month! March 2016: Reader Requests

You asked for ’em and now you’re going to get ’em! It’s time for real requests from real readers to become real reviews. Are you ready?


A few months back, I asked my readers to submit requests for films they would like me to review. I received a lot of great suggestions and now it’s time to enjoy the reviews. I will be updating this post throughout the month so be sure to check back often.

In the meantime, allow me to whet your appetite with my past Reader Request Months.

Reader Requests #1
Very unfunny comedy + a modern silent + dark stuff

Reader Requests #2
French + German films + Rudolph Valentino

I love these events because they make me step out of my comfort zone and cover films that I either was putting off or overlooked entirely. Check back as I will be adding reviews to this post throughout the month.

Thanks again for all your requests!

Reader Request #1: Slipping Wives (1927)

An early pairing of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. This is only the third time they shared the screen but their chemistry is quite evident.

This request is from Paul.

Reader Request #2: Spies (1928)

Fritz Lang goes pulpy in this fun genre film about, wait for it, spies! Stylish and fun as anything.

This request is from Jes and Lilian.

Reader Request #3: The Toll of the Sea (1922)

Anna May Wong stars in this early Technicolor version of Madame Butterfly.

This request is from Liz of Now Voyaging.

Reader Request #4: Camille (1921)

Nazimova stars and Rudolph Valentino supports. Don’t read the comments on this one.

This request is from Hala.


  1. Thomas Williams

    A review of “King of Kings” might be interesting. If I might be long-winded, film is useful for telling stories and documenting events. Silent film works fine as a story telling medium, but it is sometimes useful to increase the information given when using film to document events (like adding sound). People who want to watch Bible stories seem to want a documentary more than a story. It is important to them that it faithfully follow the text of the Bible. It is undoubtedly very difficult to faithfully translate the words of the text to images and motions on the screen. Thus “King of Kings” has a huge number of intertitles. On the other hand, the ability to include a Scripture reference every time a verse is cited might be considered nice, and one could say that DeMille created a visual Bible with the text to read and the pictures to look at. Thank-you

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