Buster Keaton

2019-11-14T19:33:33+00:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , |

Only a day before the Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Samuel Beckett, I confided to my class in film history that Buster Keaton's vision of the world was in some ways more profoundly absurdist than Samuel Beckett’s.

The Servant (1963) – Review by Andrew Sarris

2018-08-07T13:59:53+01:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

The Servant is a genuinely shocking experience for audiences with the imagination to understand the dimensions of the shock. In years to come The Servant may be cited as a prophetic work making the decline and fall of our last cherished illusions about ourselves and our alleged civilization.

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) – Review by Andrew Sarris [The Village Voice]

2019-11-10T20:31:08+00:00December 17th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

Once Upon a Time in the West is Sergio Leone’s most American Western, but it is still dominantly and paradoxically European in spirit, at one and the same time Christian and Marxist, despairing and exultant, nihilistic and regenerative.