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Chaplin: 15th Anniversary Edition

October 17, 2008

 Chaplin: 15th Anniversary Edition

Adapted from My Autobiography by Charles Chaplin and Chaplin: His Life and Art by David Robinson, Chaplin (1992) was a prestigious, big budget biopic about the life of legendary English comedian Charles Chaplin. While the film was criticized for taking... 

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: 2-Disc Special Edition

October 17, 2008

 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: 2-Disc Special Edition

It was with equal parts anticipation and trepidation that fans of the Indiana Jones films greeted news that a new installment entitled, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) was in the works. Would Harrison Ford be too old and look... 

Deception

October 17, 2008

 Deception

How can a film starring three marquee names like Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams get an extremely limited theatrical release with very little publicity? Collectively, they have appeared in some serious moneymakers: McGregor with the... 

The Happening

October 16, 2008

 The Happening

In retrospect, M. Night Shyamalan peaked with The Sixth Sense (1999), a film that was a massive critical and commercial success. Naturally, it would be the yardstick that every subsequent film he made would be judged by. To Shyamalan’s credit, he tried... 

La Ronde: Criterion Collection

October 15, 2008

 La Ronde: Criterion Collection

Vienna, 1900 and the author of La Ronde (1950) appears on a stage with a fake backdrop of the city, addressing the audience. He walks past the set and begins to establish the story and the two main characters: Leocadie (Signoret), the prostitute, and... 

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