Lost In Paris (Paris pieds nus)

Lost In Paris (Paris pieds nus) France (2016) Dirs. Dominique Abel & Fiona Gordon I think this may be another first for this site and possibly even cinema in general, unless someone can correct me, in that Abel and Gordon are a husband and wife team. You might cite James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow as … Continue reading Lost In Paris (Paris pieds nus)

Love On Delivery (Poh wai ji wong)

Love On Delivery (Poh wai ji wong) Hong Kong (1994) Dirs. Stephen Chow & Lee Lik-Chi Stephen Chow has been the most prominent name in off-the-wall comedy from Hong Kong for two decades yet very few of his films have made it to the UK. Luckily for us, Amazon Prime have got their hands on … Continue reading Love On Delivery (Poh wai ji wong)

Paddington 2

Paddington 2  UK (2017) Dir. Paul King When Michael Bond’s perennial children’s book creation and one time animated TV show received a 21st century big screen upgrade in 2014 there were many doubters, including yours truly, but the film was actually very good and tremendous fun. A sequel was inevitable in the wake of its … Continue reading Paddington 2

Three Ages

Three Ages US (1923) Dir. Buster Keaton & Edward Cline Buster Keaton’s second feature length film was the first where he assumed full control of the production so a lot was riding on it. While it hasn’t been as fondly remembered as his other works, Keaton’s satire on D.W Griffith’s era-hopping epic Intolerance was successful … Continue reading Three Ages

Speedy

Speedy (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Criterion Collection) Running Time: 86 minutes approx. Of the hallowed triumvirate of silent film comedy kings, Harold Lloyd was the one I discovered first, via a TV series called “Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy”. However, unlike his venerated contemporaries, Keaton and Chaplin, Lloyd’s films criminally are not as readily … Continue reading Speedy

College

College US (1927) Dir. James W. Horne & Buster Keaton Sandwiched in between two of Buster Keaton’s most cherished and revered films - The General (1926) and Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) is a film which ironically feels like a mere filler as old Stone Face recharges his batteries from one epic in preparation for another. … Continue reading College

Kill Me Baby Collection

Kill Me Baby Collection (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD/2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 334 minutes approx. When it comes to adapting four panel manga strips - the equivalent of the comic strips in our daily newspapers - into an anime series, the format follows one of two directions: either a fully-fledged sequential storyline … Continue reading Kill Me Baby Collection

Seven Chances

Seven Chances US (1925) Dir. Buster Keaton I watched this film on March 11th, which is not just my birthday (cheesy grin) but also the same date this film was originally was released in 1925, a coincidence I was not aware of until today. Seven Chances is one of Buster Keaton’s most celebrated films yet … Continue reading Seven Chances

A Kiss From Mary Pickford (Potseluy Meri Pikford)

A Kiss From Mary Pickford (Potseluy Meri Pikford) Russia (1927) Dir. Sergei Komarov When one thinks of Russian cinema, especially from the silent era, the bleak, heavy but seminal dramas of Sergei Eisenstein usually spring to mind and with much validity. Comedy on the other hand would seem like an alien concept amidst this catalogue … Continue reading A Kiss From Mary Pickford (Potseluy Meri Pikford)

Buster Keaton Short Films Collection Volume 4

Buster Keaton Short Films Collection Volume 4 US (1922-1923) Dirs. Buster Keaton & Edward Cline We reach the conclusion of our journey through the four-disc compilation set of Buster Keaton’s early works, with the last batch of silent shorts made before Keaton followed his peers into focusing exclusively on feature length films. While there is … Continue reading Buster Keaton Short Films Collection Volume 4