A Bird in a Guilty Cage

Film Review by Dean Duncan Jul 13, 2015

That is one crazy dummy. The roller skates in these cartoons, those repeated, constant tools of mayhem, are really quite reassuring. Is that hat sequence inspired by Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill, Jr.? Sylvester shoots his finger off! The shotgun and ribbons part is wonderfully impossible, at the same time that it’s reassuringly or terrifyingly inevitable. For fun, but dipping into the big issues and the big ideas as well.