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Wednesday, December 18 2013

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013

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.


Thursday, August 4 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 2: Robert Bresson to David Cronenberg

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.


Columns

Tuesday, September 20 2011

Buster Keaton the Inventor and Charlie Chaplin the Conjurer

The films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin share a fraternal vitality and invention.


Reviews

Monday, December 23 2013

Charlie Chaplin Created Beauty through Understatement

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.


Sunday, April 28 2013

Charlie Chaplin Murders a Myth in 'Monsieur Verdoux'

This film represents not only the death of a myth, but its willful execution. The Tramp Is Dead. Long Live Chaplin!


Blogs

Monday, October 24 2011

The Genius of Charlie Chaplin in 'Modern Times'

Today, Sam Phillips puts the spotlight on some of her favorite film and music.


Friday, August 12 2011

100 Essential Directors - Charles Chaplin

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.


News

Tuesday, May 24 2011

Charlie Chaplin Transcended Clowndom with 'The Great Dictator'

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.


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