Tag Archives: Buster Keaton

Five Film Favorites: The Greatest Baseball Scenes

All right, I’ll say it: there has never been a great baseball movie. Yes, baseball fans, you can shout and scream and cajole, but I stand firm: any of the titles you can throw my way may be good, but … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: The Sweet Science of Bruising

Has there ever been a sport better examined by cinema than boxing? The “sweet science of bruising” (as A. J. Liebling put it) pits man against man (or woman against woman, but I’ll be damned if I’m putting that lousy … Continue reading

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Cinematic Pugilism: The Chaplin v. Keaton Debate

“Yeah, but they’re both great, aren’t they?” –Anonymous friend of mine, whom I guess is right. Gary Cooper v. John Wayne. Bette Davis v. Joan Crawford. Robert DeNiro v. Al Pacino. Adam Sandler v. Jim Carrey. Those battles never existed, … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Civil War Stories

In case you haven’t noticed, here in Richmond, Virginia, located at the falls of the James River, we’re commemorating the beginning of the American Civil War (1861-65). It’s been 150 years since the United States broke into pieces at war … Continue reading

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