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The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013
18 Dec 2013 // 8:14 PM
As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.
The 100 Essential Directors Part 2: Robert Bresson to David Cronenberg
4 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM
Our second day of "100 Essential Directors" could loosely be described as one that defines "influential." Each of the auteurs sandwiched in between Robert Bresson and David Cronenberg has left a lasting mark on cinema, each employing a signature style that is unmistakable.
Buster Keaton the Inventor and Charlie Chaplin the Conjurer
20 Sep 2011 // 4:00 PM
The films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin share a fraternal vitality and invention.
Charlie Chaplin Created Beauty through Understatement
22 Dec 2013 // 11:10 PM
In City Lights, Chaplin introduced parody and satire to a moment that was supremely serious, and we owe him more than we realize for the saving power of modern irony.
Charlie Chaplin Murders a Myth in 'Monsieur Verdoux'
28 Apr 2013 // 10:10 PM
This film represents not only the death of a myth, but its willful execution. The Tramp Is Dead. Long Live Chaplin!
Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why
29 Jun 2015 // 6:35 AM
As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.
'Mack Sennett Collection' and 'Chaplin's Mutual Comedies' Are Documents of Comedy Landmarks
29 Sep 2014 // 12:00 AM
These two box sets offer up key historical examples of the pratfall as high art.
Charlie Chaplin Transcended Clowndom with 'The Great Dictator'
23 May 2011 // 11:01 PM
Using satire as his weapon in his first all-talking film, the legendary screen comedian, Charlie Chaplin, gave the world a devastating indictment of fascism, anti-Semitism and the threat of Germany's Nazi regime to the future of humanity.