Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 6 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
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 Best DVDs of 2011
8 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM
With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.
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, Tramping Step by Step
12 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM
The tremendously popular Charlie Chaplin movies were played until they fell apart and flaked off the nitrate, and time's warping and woofing did the rest.
Silent Film Speaks Up: This Newly Restored Chaplin Comedies Elicit New Laughs
11 Jan 2016 // 8:10 PM
Flicker Alley’s recent release of 15 newly restored comedies from Chaplin’s time at Essanay Studios is another priceless intervention in the decay of Hollywood history.
The First Wave of Releases in 'The Films of Charlie Chaplin' Find the Tramp at His Comic Peak
19 Aug 2015 // 8:10 PM
The Kid, The Gold Rush and The Circus prove that the years have done nothing to diminish the brilliance of Chaplin's early comedy.