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Well kids, this new restoration is the best THREE AGES is ever going to look and that ain’t great. But that should absolutely not stop you from checking out Keaton’s unbridled first feature.
Technically three shorts to insure studio security, THREE AGES features some of the wildest shots of Keaton’s career. Parts of it are uneven and obviously Keaton would go on to film more measured and technically exacting features. But if you like those, don’t sleep on this!
Restoration should tour the US soon.
Reporting that rumors of walkouts during the first ten minutes at Cannes are NOT exaggerated as the first ten minutes, like any Canadian film, are logos.
Otherwise, this is classic Cronenberg for the whole family. It’s got everything you want. Stomach-churning body horror. Infanticide. (Arguably) Howard Shores best score. Biting technological satire. Performances visibly chewing down the decrepit scenery. Plus some genuinely hysterical moments that soared over the heads of the opening-night crowd of 15.