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Charlie Chaplin, ‘House of Cards,’ and Bertolt Brecht’s Alienation Effect

Bertolt Brecht

Brecht's Alienation Effect took a different course after Hitler's rise to power. Spacey’s political drama is less about politics than about cold-blooded personal ambition. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘City Lights’ (The Criterion Collection)

city lights criterion

The first dramatic comedy by Chaplin teaches us how to see clearly despite the blinding lights. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Monsieur Verdoux – The Criterion Collection

A blackly comic gem from Chaplin's late period. Read More »

DVD Review: Monsieur Verdoux – The Criterion Collection

Accompanied by some fascinating extras, this controversial Charlie Chaplin classic just might gain new fans with this edition. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: The Gold Rush (1925/1942) – The Criterion Collection

Chaplin fans can strike it rich with Criterion Collection's Blu-ray of The Gold Rush. Read More »

DVD Review: Shaun the Sheep – We Wish Ewe a Merry Christmas

Shaun the Sheep and the gang from the farm show their holiday spirit in plenty of time for the holidays! Read More »

Blu-ray Review: The Great Dictator – The Criterion Collection

Chaplin's first talking picture gets the deluxe treatment. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Modern Times – The Criterion Collection

Witty, heartfelt and sublimely clever. Read More »

Theatre Review (La Jolla): Limelight by Curtis and Meehan at the La Jolla Playhouse

A new musical about Charlie Chaplin debuts. Read More »

New York Guitar Festival Creates Historical Performances with Justin Vernon and Steve Kimock

Justin Vernon, Chris Rosenau, Steve Kimock- The New York Guitar Festival and Charlie Chaplin film scores, certainly a historic event. Read More »