Thursday, 11 June 2015
On 11.6.15 by KieronMoore in Buster Keaton, Film, silent cinema, The Big Picture, The General No comments
A masterpiece in both daring comic performance and narrative simplicity. We've all recently praised Mad Max: Fury Road for playing out a simple chase movie concept to maximum effect, and The General is the silent comedy equivalent.
A point I didn't make on that Big Picture piece: it's a bit disconcerting how we're on the side of the South in the American Civil War, when any film today wouldn't dare to portray them as anything other than the slavery-supporting baddies. Still, the politics is hardly relevant; it's all about that train.
“Space – the final frontier.” Well, any episode that begins with the Doctor doing the Star Trek opening has my attention. That quote s...
Perhaps to be remembered as the one where the Doctor gets in on this year’s in-thing of punching Nazis in the face. But we’ll get back t...
Well, a lot happened there. Series 10 so far has felt like a deliberate shift away from the arc-driven, continuity-heavy excesses o...
Modern day opening, trip to the future, trip to the past – all in the bag. Now it’s time for the return to the companion’s modern day l...
After The Pilot started off Doctor Who ’s current run by shaking off the complex plots and blockbuster stylings of the Steven Moffat er...
- ► 2016 (78)
- ▼ June (4)
- ► 2014 (67)
- ► 2013 (54)
- ► 2012 (54)
- ► 2011 (28)
- ► 2010 (12)
Powered by Blogger.