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Friday’s openings redux: A bit of Buster Keaton

OK, in addition to the films that I've already mentioned, the Magic Lantern is opening a second film. And it's a documentary that movie fans might really enjoy:

"The Great Buster: A Celebration": Peter Bogdanovich tells the story of one of early cinema's great comic filmmakers, Buster Keaton. Including interviews with Mel Brooks, Richard Lewis, Bill Hader and … incredibly, Werner Herzog.

Here are some critical comments: 

Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader: "Peter Bogdanovich brings his formidable knowledge of movies to bear in this incisive portrait of Buster Keaton."

Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter: "A wonderful appreciation of a great American comic and filmmaker."

Anthony Lane, The New Yorker: "Hard-core Keatonites will be familiar with much of the material, although the clips of his later work in television and commercials are an uncommon delight."

That's the lot. Now go, see a movie. And enjoy.