Sherlock Jr(1924)

Sherlock Jr is a timeless gem and one of Buster Keaton's greatest achievements as an actor, stuntman and director.  The film may well only last for 45 minutes but it manages to be more stunning, inventive and memorable than many a film which lasts for several hours.   The name is Holmes. Buster Holmes. Sherlock Jr… Continue reading Sherlock Jr(1924)


Lon Chaney Sr: The Ultimate Character Actor

I have long considered Lon Chaney Sr to be the ultimate character actor on film. The man was a marvel. He could play anybody and completely disappeared inside the characters he portrayed. When I started to get into Silent cinema it didn't take long for him to become one of my all time favourite actors.… Continue reading Lon Chaney Sr: The Ultimate Character Actor