The INCspotlight (6 Year Anniversary Special) - The Curse of Capistrano (1919) and The Mark of Zorro (1920)
In the words of Sir Anthony Hopkins, "there are many who would proudly wear the mask of Zorro." History has proven that to be true, but Douglas Fairbanks has the distinction of being the first.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on January 5, 2018)
How the holy hell have I not reviewed a Buster Keaton movie yet in the four years I've been doing this blog? Time to rectify that mistake with The Cameraman, the first of his films I ever saw.
(Original version posted on Channel Awesome on July 12, 2017)
John Barrymore once again returns to the INCspotlight as one of the world's most infamous womanizers in Don Juan, a landmark of the soon-to-no-longer-be-silent cinema.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on February 22, 2017)
A southern teacher attempts to save a local school in Within Our Gates, the oldest known surviving film by Oscar Micheaux.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on September 19, 2016)
It's once again time for my favorite internet holiday - Talk Like a Pirate Day! And what better way to celebrate than by reviewing a pirate movie...from the Silent Era.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on November 18, 2015)
It's off to college for Harold Lloyd in The Freshman, a parody of university life that still holds up quite well.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on August 3, 2015)
To celebrate Sherlock Holmes's recent return to the big screen, it's time for John Barrymore to return to the INCspotlight with his Silent Era depiction of the most famous fictional detective in pop culture history.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on May 18, 2015)
The Sheik is one of the most famous and iconic silent films ever made, making a legend out of its star, Rudolph Valentino. But is it actually any good?
(Original version posted on Channel Awesome on January 19, 2015)
The Great Profile himself, John Barrymore, brings one (or should that be two?) of the most influential characters in literature to life in this solid adaptation from the silent era.
(Originally posted on Channel Awesome on January 6, 2014)
Douglas Fairbanks stars in and produces this lavish Arabian Nights-derived fantasy that continues to rank very highly on lists of not only the best silent films ever made, but fantasy films as well. (No, that's not a typo in the title of this blog. In the 1920s, "Bagdad" was a legitimate spelling of Baghdad. However, I'll be using this older spelling only when using the title of the film.)
The INCspotlight, formerly hosted on the website Channel Awesome, now has a new home on my own website! Putting the spotlight on classics that deserve to be remembered!