The General: A Train Full of Laughs

Review of The General, Directed by Buster KeatonIn our effort to blog our way through the American Film Institute’s Top 100 Films, I picked out one of the few movies on the list I had not only not seen, but never even heard of:  The General (1927).  For some reason I expected a somber silent drama about some military officer’s dreary, tragic life.  I think the one-word nondescript title sounds drab and pretentious, so I assumed the movie would be too.The General (available on Netflix stre … [Read more...]