silent film

‘Where Are My Children?’ and Lois Weber’s Trailblazing Films About Women

First-wave feminism sprung from the birth control movement, which is on full display in Weber's controversial 1916 film. Read More

‘Flames of Wrath’ and the Pioneering African-American Women of Silent Cinema

Maria P. Williams was one of the first African-American women to make movies, and her life is as fascinating as… Read More

How to Introduce Kids to the Silent Film Comedians Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd

How do you get your children to appreciate Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd? Let us guide you through… Read More

‘Shoes’ and Lois Weber’s Early Hollywood Influence

Lois Weber's contributions to Hollywood cinema cannot be underestimated. Read More

30 Essential Films of the Silent Era

The tl;dr version of the silent film era. Read More

The Psychology of the Close-up in ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’

Proximity and personality become entwined. The close-up is a cinematography technique used often on faces to show nuanced emotions or… Read More