Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
The Cameraman is the hilarious capstone to a glorious period that began for Buster Keaton in the late teens.
“Buster Keaton’s imagination and ideas are more surrealistic than Chaplin’s, and his stunts are astonishing in terms of their demanding technique, even today”.
Summer movie season continues — All month, everywhere not located under a rock.
By Bill Marx Steamboat Bill Jr. is my personal favorite among Buster Keaton’s classic silent comedies, and the image (above) of Buster holding an upturned umbrella (this is a publicity still—in the movie he wields the useless brolly during a rampaging storm) is one of the movie’s greatest sight gags, an indelible image of the […]