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News, reviews and previews of silent film screenings in London and the UK.

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News, reviews and previews of silent film screenings in London and the UK.

    Ritrovato Roundtable: Il Cinema Ritrovato 2019 podcast

    Ritrovato Roundtable: Il Cinema Ritrovato 2019 podcast

    The Bologna suntans are fading but the Il Cinema Ritrovato memories are still vivid. So Peter Baran and I were delighted to be joined on our latest podcast by academic and film programmer Eloise Ross, as well as filmmaker Ian Mantgani and writer Philip Concannon from the Badlands Collective. We’re chatting about our highlights, discoveries and duds … Continue reading Ritrovato Roundtable: Il Cinema Ritrovato 2019 podcast →

    Sound Barrier: A Ghost Story (2017) & The Phantom Carriage (1921)

    Sound Barrier: A Ghost Story (2017) & The Phantom Carriage (1921)

    A spooky double-bill for our eighth Sound Barrier podcast: A Ghost Story, David Lowery’s high-threadcount, high-concept tale of love and loss, and The Phantom Carriage, Victor Sjöström’s long, dark night of the soul. Sound Barrier: A Ghost Story (2017) & The Phantom Carriage (1921) FYI the song you can hear in the trailer for A … Continue reading Sound Barrier: A Ghost Story (2017) & The Phantom Carriage (1921) →

    Sound Barrier: Dunkirk (2017) & The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands (1927)

    Sound Barrier: Dunkirk (2017) & The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands (1927)

    The Sound Barrier returns with two wartime blockbusters. In this episode, Pete Baran and I are joined in the studio by the Guardian’s Nick Dastoor. We’re debating the relative merits of Christopher Nolan’s smash-hit WWII spectacle Dunkirk and Walter Summers’ patriotic WWI re-enactment film The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands (1927) Sound Barrier: Dunkirk … Continue reading Sound Barrier: Dunkirk (2017) & The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands (1927) →

    Ritrovato Roundtable: Il Cinema Ritrovato 2017 podcast report

    Ritrovato Roundtable: Il Cinema Ritrovato 2017 podcast report

    I’m back from Bologna and joined in the podcast studio by Pete Baran and film writer Philip Concannon. We’re chatting about our highlights, discoveries and duds from the Il Cinema Ritrovato festival – a banquet of archive, vintage and restored cinema, spanning silent and sound films. Ritrovato Roundtable: Il Cinema Ritrovato 2017 podcast report The … Continue reading Ritrovato Roundtable: Il Cinema Ritrovato 2017 podcast report →

    Sound Barrier: Der Müde Tod (1921) & The Seventh Seal (1957)

    Sound Barrier: Der Müde Tod (1921) & The Seventh Seal (1957)

    We’re breaking the Sound Barrier rules again. Or bending them slightly. Once more, the new-release film we want to discuss in this episode is actually silent. It’s the theatrical re-release of Fritz Lang’s Der Müde Tod (Destiny, 1921), so we decided to pair it with Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal (1957). This means that today … Continue reading Sound Barrier: Der Müde Tod (1921) & The Seventh Seal (1957) →

    San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2017: podcast report

    San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2017: podcast report

    The San Francisco Silent Film Festival has just closed for another year. Four days of movies and music at the sumptuous Castro Theatre – and this time I was actually there! Pinch me, I still can’t believe it’s true. In this short podcast, I run through a few of my highlights of the weekend and … Continue reading San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2017: podcast report →

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4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Ravilious ,

Bravo

Informative, intelligent podcasting, this is rarer than one would hope. Keep em' coming!

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Great!

If you like silent films, this is essential listening!

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