Buster Keaton’s brilliant solo comedy shorts on Criterion Channel and free on Kanopy

The 19 short comedies created by Keaton between 1920 and 1923 provided a workshop for the developing filmmaker and, at their best, are among the greatest cinematic achievements of the silent era.

‘People on Sunday’ on Amazon Prime Video

People on Sunday (Germany, 1920) is a delightful, effervescent rarity from the late silent era with irresistible bona fides. Not only did this low-budget 1930 German film influence a generation of filmmakers, it launched the careers of some mighty impressive talents who, as hungry young filmmakers, collaborated on this buoyant little portrait of a lazy […]