Watched Jun 29, 2012
Sherlock Jr. is absolute perfection. Buster Keaton tells the simplest stories in the most imaginative ways. I think it's impossible for me to watch a Buster Keaton movie without the biggest shit-eating grin on my face. At only 45 minutes, this is one of the most concise examples of his genius - a simple, foundational story full of humor and heart, Buster Keaton's "stone face" character so full of sadness and a vaudevillian sensibility, and a gradual build-up to perfect mayhem with wild stunts and sight-gags. Anyone who has never seen a Buster Keaton film should watch this one.