Film

Film

Directed by Alan Schneider

1965

Film, written by Samuel Beckett (his only screen play) and starring Buster Keaton, is an experimental short film. Film is inscrutable but only 24 minutes.

Would see.

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The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle

Directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit

2016

The Red Turtle is an animated fantasy film. The film uses a blend of hand-drawn and computer animation and has no dialogue. The visuals are stunningly lavish, and the story is an enigmatic fairytale. The film, though, somehow, always appears on the verge of achieving something more than it does.

Would see.

City Lights

City Lights

Direct by Charlie Chaplin

1931

City Lights, which bills itself as “A Comedy Romance in Pantomime” in its opening credits, is Chaplin’s second to last silent film. Expertly choreographed, incredibly funny, sharp, incisive, and surprisingly delicate at times, City Lights easily transcends the usual limitations of the genre.

Would see.