Classic Movie Blogs
Selected web logs with classic movie content. (Do you have a blog devoted to movies? Do you know somebody who does? Please email us about it!)
Philippe, of Paris, France, contributes reviews of rare, out-of-print films about twice a month, in approximately 24 frames. With an individual flavor, and lots of treats for fans of early cinema.
An annotated listing of the 100 best movie blogs, in several different categories. Most will be of interest to classic movie fans, especially #47-56. You can probably skip the last 15!
Writer Bill Wren’s web log includes a movie section in which he discusses both current and classic films he’s seen. The ratio is great: Out of over 20 reviews listed on his home page, only 5 are from films made in the past 20 years!
A movie-goer, film fanatic and cinephile named Karen Wilson — a freelance writer and editor living in the East Village of New York City — chronicles her viewings and musings on the film industry. She’s attended New York University, the University of California, Davis and the University of Kent, Canterbury in England, so you can expect “musings” which are quite literate.
Author of three books about classic film stars published under the name “Jenny Curtis,” Jenny is equally well-known in the world of classic movie geekdom as “Nipper.”
Californian Elizabeth Van Cleve used to run the “Classic Movie Round Up,” a free e-mail pal club for classic movie fans, but she’s now entered the world of blogging with a site that includes best of her previous site, plus a few new touches, including the chance to register and submit a “showcase” for your favorite performer.
You’ll enjoy these reviews of movies, videos and DVDs by “Tiberius Furioso,” even though he stopped posting in November, 2005, unfortunately.
We’re not sure if ten zillion movies have been made altogether since the beginning of time, but then this is Carl Larsen’s blog about movies, and he gets to use a certain amount of literary license. When he’s not writing a blog, Carl is a reporter and movie writer in Georgia.
A brand new blog (opened December 2005 on Blogspot) devoted to classic movies (“the great days of movie exhibition”), featuring rare images (not web grabs), commentary, old ads, and behind-the-scenes shots. You’ll find a lot of material on each month’s “page” (keep your mouse pointer on the scroll bar because it goes on forever!), much of it quite humorous. Since it’s a blog, you can also make comments and read those of others.
Subtitled “A Discussion of Film,” this is a communal web log with reviews, discussion, evaluation and analysis of film and related topics (such as television and criticism), from a collective of writers instead of the usual individual. Not updated since Bebruary 2008.
Subtitled “The Movie Collector’s Blog,” this new site from Movies Unlimited offers articles, trivia, polls, etc. You can also get involved in discussions, comment on articles and even submit your own post.
Virginia has been blogging, mostly about the movies, since June, 2004. She says she has “lots of stories to tell about Old Hollywood – from Frankenstein and Dracula to Shirley Temple!” She has a particular interest in Charlie Chan. Judging from her reviews, she’s definitely a lover of the classics, and her blog is worth reading.
A blog devoted to sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine.
Libby Smith is obsessed with musicals, too. She calls it “procrastination,” but we call it entertaining.
Campaspe, of Toronto, Canada, says she has been blogging for almost a year now and her focus is almost exclusively on classic movies, give or take the occasional digression. Veryoccasional.
Classic Movies.org, while not technically a blog, does have an irregularly updated RSS feed, which you can access here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/feedburner/ojHQ
Recommended, But Without Annotations
(A temporary category so that we can add links we recommend right away without waiting for full annotations to be written.)