Film ★★★★

Equal parts weird and wonderful, Film has to be the strangest Buster Keaton short I’ve ever seen. Its eccentricities did have a tendency to leave me in the dark at points, but not more so than any of Lynch’s greatest hits. For someone who’s fundamentally a playwright, Samuel Beckett‘s surrealistic deconstruction of filmmaking is more accomplished than those of the most experienced directors, the power of Buster’s eye in extreme-closeup giving the iconic eye-shots in 2001 and Blade Runner a run for their money. This is quite possibly the silent film titan’s last great stand, and what a bizarre and beautiful exit it is.

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