Tag: silents

“Tresspassing on Sacred Ground”

As part of TCM‘s Race & Hollyood: Native American Images on Film” festival, Movie Morlocks has posted part 1 of an essay on Native Americans in horror movies from The Werewolf a 1913 Canadian silent to J.T. Petty’s The Burrowers and Twilight: New Moon: “The inclusion of Native […]

VARIETY PAK

It’s been just over a year since I became a partner in the Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa’s oldest operating cinema. We’ve shown a lot of films in that time (we average about 40 a month), and I’ve written the synopsis for almost every one.

The First Talkie In Toronto

“No doubt the audience in the plush seats of the Tivoli was enthralled. For the first time in a feature film, they could hear the creaking of the stairs, the ghostly wind and the voices of the characters. Even the credits were spoken.”  Eric Veillette writes about The […]

Red Heroine

Before there were Hong Kong movies, there were Shanghai movies. 1929’s Red Heroine is the only surviving silent kung fu feature from Shanghai’s golden age. The Devil’s Music Ensemble provides live accompaniment.  Hopefully, they’ll tour. Wise Kwai has more information and a trailer.