The Navigator (1924) – Donald Crisp and Buster Keaton

The final film for me to watch from DK Book’s The Movie Book What Else to Watch list following my screening of Steamboat Bill Jr. is this Buster Keaton classic. Keaton plays Rollo Treadway, a young rich socialite who is in love with the equally rich young woman, Betsy (Kathryn McGuire) across the street, He…

Sherlock Jr. (1924) – Buster Keaton

The Movie Book from DK Canada continues to provide laughs and entertainment as I take in another Buster Keaton film, Sherlock Jr. as I work through their What Else to Watch list following my screening of Steamboat Bill, Jr. Running at a brisk 45 minutes, this iconic film is everything you would expect from a…

Our Hospitality (1923) – John G. Blystone and Buster Keaton

Today I dig into the What Else to Watch part of DK Canada’s The Movie Book for my screening of Steamboat Bill, Jr. And I am delighted that the next few titles in the list are all Buster Keaton films I’ve never seen. Today it’s Our Hospitality, and once again, Keaton pulls out all the…

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) – Charles Reisner & Buster Keaton

DK Books’ The Movie Book continues with the amazing films, and it was a joy to turn the page and find that the next few films would see me enjoying some of Buster Keaton’s fantastic comedic work. I’d previously only seen The General, which was a great film, and consequently, was very eager to dive…

The Twilight Zone (1961) – Still Valley, The Jungle, and Once Upon a Time

My journey through Paramount Pictures’ The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series continue with another trio of episodes this week. Up first is Still Valley. Series creator and showrunner Rod Serling adapted Manly Wade Welmman’s short story for this episode that first aired on 24 November, 1961. The tale, set in 1863, follows Sgt. Joseph Paradine…

Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (1953) – Jacques Tati

Jacque Tati directs and stars in the next film selection in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. It’s a gentle, chuckle-filled film that while probably not vastly entertaining to today’s audiences is a delightful little escape from the clash and furor that so populate today’s comedies. Taking a page from the great…

Mighty Like A Moose (1926) – Leo McCarey

The Great┬áMovies – 100 Years of Film, brings the next recommendation to sit alongside Buster Keaton’s performance in The General. This time it’s a Charley Chase short. Charley Chase plays Mr. Moose, Vivien Oakland is Mrs. Moose, they’re a married couple, and each of them has a physical deformity that they hate about themselves, and…

The General (1926) – Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman

The book, Great Movies – 100 Year of Cinema brings me it’s next big title under the comedy genre. This time talented physical artist Buster Keaton is center stage as the film’s lead and one of its directors. Based loosely on a true story, this one for me fell┬ámore into the acion-comedy genre than flat-out…

Limelight (1952) – Charlie Chaplin

Great Movies – !00 Great Years of Film brings me the last recommendation tie-in with Chaplin’s Gold Rush, his final American film, Limelight. This one falls more solidly into the drama category, but is quite involving, as it follows two stars, one fading in the form of comedian Calvero (Chaplin) and one rising in ballet…