Criterion’s disc offers an embarrassment of riches, from the stellar new 4K transfer to a multitude of diverse and fascinating extras.
Kino’s disc boasts a solid 2K restoration and spirited and informative new commentary track.
This Blu-ray release of two of Keaton’s greatest films does justice to the silent comedian’s visual genius.
Ross Lipman’s gloriously egalitarian approach to culture means that his argumentation never becomes inaccessible.
One of cinema’s great romantic tragedies, Chaplin’s Limelight continues to exude a very real weight in each of its rich, elegant images.
College is swift, hilarious, hopeful, defiant, and ultimately life-affirming.
The Ultimate Buster Keaton Collection provides essential one-stop-shopping for those looking to bump their Buster up to Blu-ray.
The most creative periods for the movies seem to occur about every 30 years, usually triggered by the advent of some new technology.
The Great Stone Face’s feature debut, now politely considered non-canon but worthwhile, is given a tidy high-definition release.
Lost Keaton collects 16 two-reel talkies that Buster Keaton made for Educational Pictures between 1934 and 1937.
Is it just us or can the Academy’s infatuation with The Artist be felt even in categories where the film isn’t nominated?
Kino’s Blu-ray has room for improvement, but for the visual presentation alone, it’s an essential release.
This three-year output of Buster Keaton Productions, exhibited and explained, makes for a Damfino time on the couch.
The 60 shorts and features in this year’s Migrating Forms festival are not, in any ordinary sense, train movies.
A solid, contextualized presentation of a pivotal work by an ambitious comic with a gift for visual poetry.
A minor work and a masterpiece from the silents’ most kinetic clown, with peeks at the magician's methods.
Against the wind and the death throes of silent comedy, Keaton stands tall.
The General isn’t likely to be the favorite opus of Keaton’s purist fans, but it’s the one with the trappings of ambition and historical poesy.