Silent films have a way of burrowing their stories into your mind and taking root. With this preview of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2022, let us plant a few seeds.
Robert Siodmak’s reverse immigration film, Deported, and drama about capital and labor, The Whistle at Eaton Falls, were the last he’d make for Hollywood.
Imagine Aristotle sitting in a movie theater in 1979 with his tub of popcorn. If you think he would scoff at Alien‘s outlandish monster, think again.
Fric-Frac is a character study of Jeanne Moreau’s role early in her starring career and The Scheming Women is bright with future French stars.
Director Jacques Audiard talks with PopMatters about straddling the divide between art and commercial cinema with his comedy/romance, Paris, 13th District.
Robert Eggers’ witchy, weird, and pitilessly violent Viking revenge saga, The Northman, features operatic scope and magical imagery that will burn into your retinas.
Director Colin West talks with PopMatters at the SXSW world premiere of Linoleum about how the film’s chaotic tall tales and morals are a mirror image of his own mind.