The General

A (mostly) accurate account of the theft of The General, a Civil War locomotive, is a solid representation of slapstick comedies of the silent era.

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This film is a memory and a dream. It is a series of stressed chain links holding up a piano that dangles over the viewer.

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The Passion of Joan of Arc

Sometimes I sit down and watch a film with some preconceived notions of what will entertain me. I had watched the first twenty-odd minutes of The Passion of Joan of Arc several months ago, before I started working through the films on the Sight and Sound list, and I cannot say that I was really […]

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