Archive for slapstick

Sherlock, Jr. (1924)

Posted in Movie Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2010 by filmplanetasylum
Sherlock Jr poster art

This is fucking EPIC.

There are too many good things to say about Sherlock, Jr. This is the second Buster Keaton feature I’m reviewing. Perhaps I am getting self indulgent? Pish posh! Nonsense! I revel in mindless self indulgence, there can never be enough Buster Keaton, and this is perhaps his greatest work yet! Witness the true master of silent self indulgence, the pimp master suave motherfucka side splitting heart attack inducing laugh attack mastermind.

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Our Hospitality (1923)

Posted in Movie Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2010 by filmplanetasylum

 

Our Hospitality title screen

Now THAT is classy.

 

Our Hospitality is hilarious. Buster Keaton was a genius of silent film comedy. This is more amusing than bullshit like Old Dogs. Now, I’ve never seen Old Dogs, but I guarantee on the lives of several of my unborn children, that I am correct. This is the oldest movie I have ever reviewed, older than Sunrise by a solid 4 years! Now that is old, and this is a whole different ballgame.

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