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…

Secret Agent (1936) – Alfred Hitchcock

  I dive back into the Thriller genre for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, and the title this time around is North by Northwest, which I’ve previously covered for the blog, but not all the recommendations that follow it have been reviewed here on the blog. So I’m about to dig…

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,…

The Strong Man (1926) – Frank Capra

  The Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book recommended a couple of titles to go along with The General, I’ve already seen one of them and reviewed it, Safety Last, so I settled in for the next one, this little gem from Frank Capra and starring Harry Langdon. Langdon stars as Paul Bergot,…

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…

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…