The Artist (2011)

By Janine Gericke. If you feel wary of committing yourself to a 100-minute silent black and white film, I beg you to reconsider: The Artist may be one of 2011’s best films. In the spirit of complete confession, you must know I love silent films. Okay, I love all films, […]

Late Hollywood Silent Film Melodrama: upcoming issue

FILM INTERNATIONAL 54: Late Hollywood Silent Film Melodrama In May 2006 I experienced my own upheaval, my own bardo of calamity. It was the result of being fired from a full-time teaching position I held at a Catholic college preparatory high school. In short: the new principal, an energetic Texan, […]