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The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013
18 Dec 2013 // 9:14 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 // 5:00 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 // 5:00 PM
The films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin share a fraternal vitality and invention.
Charlie Chaplin Created Beauty through Understatement
23 Dec 2013 // 12:10 AM
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 // 11:10 PM
This film represents not only the death of a myth, but its willful execution. The Tramp Is Dead. Long Live Chaplin!
Cultural Critique, Silent Film Style
15 Mar 2016 // 9:10 PM
These five '20s-era silent films, newly available on Blu-ray, bring key moments in history vividly to life.
We Wish You a Silent Christmas
21 Dec 2015 // 3:00 AM
Fans of silent cinema might bug Santa for these.
Charlie Chaplin Transcended Clowndom with 'The Great Dictator'
24 May 2011 // 12:01 AM
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.