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Morgan Freeman To Receive Chaplin Award From Film Society Of Lincoln Center

8 February 2016 9:09 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Oscar winner Morgan Freeman will receive the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 43rd Chaplin Award during the group’s annual gala on April 25. Freeman, a five-time Oscar nominee and 2005 Best Supporting Actor for Million Dollar Baby, joins a list of luminaries that began in 1972 with Charlie Chaplin and last year lauded Robert Redford. "The board is delighted to honor Morgan Freeman with the Chaplin Award this year," Ann Tenenbaum, the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Board… »

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Morgan Freeman to Receive Chaplin Award from Film Society of Lincoln Center

5 February 2016 9:57 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Morgan Freeman has been named the recipient of the 43rd annual Chaplin Award, the honor given out by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the organization that presents the New York Film Festival.

The Chaplin award honors actors and filmmakers who have reached the highest level of prominence and artistic achievement. Freeman takes home the trophy for a career that includes roles in “Lean on Me,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Seven” and “Million Dollar Baby,” the 2004 film that earned him an Academy Award.  He’s also executive producer of CBS series “Madam Secretary,” and hosts and exec produces “Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman.”

Freeman has been honored at the Golden Globes with an acting awards and the Cecil B. DeMille Award and also received the Kennedy Center Honor, among other accolades.

The Chaplin gala was launched by Fslc in 1972, when it honored Charlie Chaplin. Since named after its inaugural honoree, »

- Gordon Cox

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Uzumasa Limelight review – a heartfelt Chaplin tribute in a samurai movie

4 February 2016 2:45 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Transplanted to the Japanese film industry, this adaptation of the 1952 original is an interesting if predictable homage about an ageing actor too old to play the acrobatic extra who always gets killed

The memory of Charlie Chaplin’s 1952 film Limelight is revived in this interesting if sugary cinephile homage – a kind of remake-adaptation transplanted to the Japanese movie industry. Seizô Fukumoto plays Kamiyama, an ageing actor who specialises in samurai films, always being the guy who gets killed. No one can die in a swordfight as acrobatically or dramatically as him: Fukumoto himself has had a similar career. But at 70, Kamiyama is getting too old for the job, and is poignantly reduced to playing the samurai in studio theme-park shows. At the same time, however, he finds himself mentoring a young extra and would-be actress Satsuki Iga (Chihiro Yamamoto), whose own career begins to take off. 

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- Peter Bradshaw

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Jacques Rivette’s 10 Favorite Films

2 February 2016 11:12 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

If one wishes to highlight what made Jacques Rivette a significant figure in the cinematic landscape, it’s key that they cite his cinephilia — the rabid sort that is uncommon in even our smartest voices, filmmaking or otherwise. More than one who saw a bunch of movies, though, the late, great director maintained a critical fashioned at Cahiers into our contemporary day, sharing a wide, sometimes unexpected range of thoughts on what made works of all kinds stand tall or fall apart.

All of which is to say that his list of favorite films should come from a wellspring of knowledge and passion. In any case, his selection, shared by critic Samuel Wigley — rather a selection, being that it’s from the 1962 Sight & Sound ballot — is a fine one for spanning from the form’s earlier days to its then-contemporary masters, and perhaps as an immediate window into the Cahiers critical mindset. »

- Nick Newman

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Unconditional Love pays off – Fans become Stars #FanHoGaya

1 February 2016 4:32 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

They are the ones who believe. They are the ones who love unconditionally. Their devotion is unquestionable. What makes them do things that no one does? What makes them hang on to their passion? What makes a Fan?

Tu Nahi Samjhega videos are dedications to the ultimate fans. These videos are of fans not only of Shahrukh Khan but stars like Charlie Chaplin, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar and many many more.

Watch as the fans show their unconditional love for their favourites!

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- BollySpice Editors

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Review: Charles Chaplin's "The Kid" (1921); Criterion Blu-ray Special Edition

31 January 2016 6:22 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

“Tramps And Orphans”

By Raymond Benson

The Criterion Collection continues its excellent re-issuing of Charles Chaplin’s major works with The Kid, the first full-length feature from the filmmaker. Released in 1921, Chaplin expanded on the two and three reelers he had been making (a “reel” at that time was approximately 10-15 minutes long) to the six-reels of The Kid (the original cut was just over an hour; Chaplin re-edited it in the early 70s to create the now standard 53-minute version). It’s still a short film, but longer than what were considered “shorts.”

The Kid received high acclaim on its release and was one of the writer/actor/director’s most popular pictures. This was in part due to the presence of young Jackie Coogan in the titular role. Coogan, who grew up to play Uncle Fester in The Addams Family television series of the 1960s, steals the movie »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Early Chaplin shorts to screen at the State Library of Nsw

31 January 2016 5:16 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Charlie Chaplin.

This Sunday February 7, the State Library of Nsw and Australia's Silent Film Festival will commemorate the 102nd Anniversary of Charlie Chaplin.s first film release with a screening of three of his early shorts.

The session features HD restorations of three 1915 shorts, with live music from one of Australia.s leading silent film accompanists, Mauro Colombis.

In 1914, Chaplin signed a one-year contract with the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company. He made fourteen films for for Essanay, three of which will screen at the State Library's Metcalfe Auditorium: His New Job, A Night Out and The Champion.

More information can be found here. »

- Staff Writer

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Rediscovery: Orson Welles’ Too Much Johnson

31 January 2016 6:15 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The record shows Orson Welles as a grand artist of serious subjects and baroque tastes. That alone is reason enough to hail the discovery, restoration and presentation of the long-thought-lost Too Much Johnson, a tribute to the silent slapstick shorts of Mack Sennett, Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd. It is an unfinished project in its own right but is nonetheless complete enough to reveal a side of Welles so rarely exhibited to the public. That it was made three years before Citizen Kane makes it an invaluable find, a glimpse of the artist exploring the new medium of film with a natural affinity for the possibilities inherent in cinema. But that's a matter of historical scholarship. What matters to the rest of us is that Too Much Johnson is funny, clever, cheeky, inventive and genuinely accomplished, which makes it worth watching on its own modest yet playful merits.>> - Sean »

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10 Iconic Directors Who Don’t Have A Film In The IMDb Top 250

29 January 2016 1:16 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

The IMDb Top 250 has – and never will be – a particularly useful benchmark for judging the greatest movies of all-time, but it’s still a great way to ascertain which movies are popular.

The list is packed with films by iconic directors, of course, both classic and modern: several of Charlie Chaplin’s films rub shoulders with a bunch of Quentin Tarantino’s flicks, for example, though it must be said that modern filmmakers are beginning to overwhelm.

Because only votes from regular users are counted when it comes to the IMDb’s movie rating system (and nobody knows what, exactly, constitutes a “regular user”), trying to assign any system of logic to the process is somewhat futile. That said, there are good number of directors with films on the list that you’d expect to see: works by Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen… they’re all there. »

- Sam Hill

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17 Pieces of X-Files Trivia for Everyone Who Wants to Believe

24 January 2016 7:35 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The X-Files returns to television on Sunday night, a boon for all of us still carrying the torch for the series (and a torch for either lead agent). Like Breaking Bad, Mad Men or any of the other finely detailed shows of the current era of great television, The X-Files has fans whose obsession with the show borders on that of David Duchovny's Agent Fox Mulder. That's why we're celebrating the show's return with this trivia roundup: Feel free to bring up any of these gems at a premiere party or themed event to show your credentials. The show's »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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17 Pieces of X-Files Trivia for Everyone Who Wants to Believe

24 January 2016 7:35 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The X-Files returns to television on Sunday night, a boon for all of us still carrying the torch for the series (and a torch for either lead agent). Like Breaking Bad, Mad Men or any of the other finely detailed shows of the current era of great television, The X-Files has fans whose obsession with the show borders on that of David Duchovny's Agent Fox Mulder. That's why we're celebrating the show's return with this trivia roundup: Feel free to bring up any of these gems at a premiere party or themed event to show your credentials. The show's »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Daily | Star Wars, Trier, Welles

18 January 2016 9:23 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

We open today's roundup with two pieces on J.J. Abrams's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one on the film's politics, the other on its mythology. Also, the underlying structure of Joachim Trier and co-writer Eskil Vogt's Louder Than Bombs, Charles Chaplin's debt to Max Linder, a talk with Barbara Magnolfi about Dario Argento's Suspiria, what Orson Welles thought of Ernest Hemingway, and a consideration of the ways Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids, The Heat and Spy, and his key collaborators, Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne and Kristin Wiig, utilize "the power of gesture as a way to signify a range of emotions and reclaim their identity." » - David Hudson »

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Coogan & C.Reilly confirmed as Laurel & Hardy

18 January 2016 8:58 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The ultimate movie double act is about to be revived! Steve Coogan has been cast as Stan Laurel in BBC Films’ Stan & Ollie, a glimpse behind the duo’s tour of British music halls in the 1950s during the twilight of their career.

Writer Jeff Pope (who adapted Philomena with Coogan) promises a warts ‘n all portrait of two masters of the comedy craft. The Alan Partridge star joins the previously-revealed and similarly-inspired choice of John C.Reilly (above) as Ollie for the battle of words and wits.

Directed by Jon S. Baird, the film sees a wealth of British talent both in front of and behind the camera. Like Charlie Chaplin, Laurel’s roots were in the UK, and the comedy he honed onstage played a vital role in shaping the legendary pratfalls which Hollywood immortalized.

The last attempt to bring back the pair was in disastrous TV movie For Love Or Mummy, »

- Steve Palace

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This week’s new film events

15 January 2016 5:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Slapstick | Horror-On-Sea

The mechanics and dynamics of silent comedy didn’t die with the advent of the talkies – just look at last year’s Shaun The Sheep Movie. A breadth of remit allows this silent and classic comedy film festival to stray beyond the confines of early cinema, although it always manages to find more of that out there. New (re)discoveries this year include Mancunian comedies (from the studio once known as “Jollywood”), silent westerns and a Soviet menage a trois. In addition you get sound-assisted slapstick such as Cary Grant’s breakthrough The Awful Truth (introduced by comedian Lucy Porter), and guests including Stephen Merchant, Ken Dodd, Tim Vine (on Sgt Bilko), and Marcus Brigstocke in conversation with the makers of Shaun The Sheep. And if all else fails, you can’t go wrong with an orchestrally accompanied screening of Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid.

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- Steve Rose

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Predict the Oscars Better! Watch the Critics' Choice Awards!

14 January 2016 6:53 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Yes, I'm a proud voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and yes, I'm a little bias, but we've been better at predicting the winners of the Academy Awards! See for yourself this Sunday, January 17th at 8Pm Et/5Pm Pt on A&E, Lifetime, and Lmn! Yay!

I'll be there to live-tweet the fun event! Click here for more info on the A&E broadcast.

Oh, and click here for the complete list of the movie nominees!

And here's the latest news from the Critics' Choice Awards front!

Amy Schumer To Receive .Critics. Choice Mvp Award.

At The .21st Annual Critics. Choice Awards.

J.J. Abrams To Present Industrial Light & Magic With

The .Critics. Choice Genius Award.

Empire, Friends, Game Of Thrones, Orange Is The New Black, Outlander, And The Walking Dead Nominated For

.Most Bingeworthy. Fan-voted Award

Actor And Comedian T.J. Miller Will Host The Ceremony,

Broadcast Live On A&E, »

- Manny

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Ken Ochiai’s Uzumasa Limelight in selected cinemas from February 9th 2016

12 January 2016 2:50 PM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

 

Third Window films are bringing Ken Ochiai’s award winning ‘Uzumasa Limelight‘ to UK cinemas in early February as part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme. (Watch The Official Trailer)

The film walked away with two awards at the Fantasia Film Festival (Best Actor and Best Film) , and also an Audience Award at the New York Asian Film Festival.

The film stars Seizo Fukumoto – The actor who is said to have died 50,000 times! (known to Western audiences as the silent Samurai guarding Tom Cruise in “The Last Samurai“) and introducing  Chihiro Yamamoto

 

When / Where can you see it

Uzumasa Limelight will play in 9 UK cities from early February to late March as part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme

Starting at Ica Cinema, London from February 9th 2016 and the onto the following locations

Watershed Bristol Showroom Cinema Sheffield Filmhouse Edinburgh Quad Derby Mac Birmingham Dca Dundee Phoenix Leicester »

- The Tiger

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Sidney Poitier to Receive BAFTA’s Highest Honor at Film Awards

12 January 2016 9:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will bestow on Sidney Poitier its highest honor, the Fellowship, at the BAFTA Film Awards on Feb. 14. The Fellowship, which is awarded annually, is given to an individual in recognition of “an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games.”

Previous recipient of the honor include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench and Martin Scorsese. Mike Leigh received the Fellowship at last year’s film awards.

Amanda Berry, chief executive of BAFTA, said: “Sidney is a luminary of film whose outstanding talent in front of the camera, and important work in other fields, has made him one of the most important figures of his generation. His determination to pursue his dreams is an inspirational story for young people starting out in the industry today. By recognising Sidney with the Fellowship »

- Leo Barraclough

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Sidney Poitier to Receive BAFTA's Highest Honor

12 January 2016 8:29 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 'Carol,' 'Bridge Of Spies' & 'The Revenant' Lead 2016 BAFTA Nominations The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced it will present Sidney Poitier with its highest honor, the Fellowship, at this year's BAFTA Film Awards. The iconic actor and Civil Rights activist earned BAFTA’s lifetime achievement Britannia Award back in 2006. Past Fellowship recipients include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Judi Dench, Martin Scorsese, and Helen Mirren among others. "[Sidney Poitier is] a luminary of film whose outstanding talent in front of the camera, and important work in other fields, has made him one of the most important figures of his generation," said BAFTA chief Amanda Berry. "His determination to pursue his dreams is an inspirational story for young people starting out in the industry today." Poitier has earned six BAFTA nominations for Best Foreign Actor thanks to credits that include "Edge »

- Zack Sharf

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Sir Sidney Poitier to be Feted with British Film & TV Academy's Highest Honor

12 January 2016 8:25 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that it will honor Sir Sidney Poitier with the Fellowship at the Ee British Academy Film Awards on Sunday February 14. Awarded annually, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games. Fellows previously honored for their work in film include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Lee, Martin Scorsese, Alan Parker and Helen Mirren. Mike Leigh received the »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Sidney Poitier To Receive BAFTA Fellowship

12 January 2016 7:17 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Having already been given BAFTA’s lifetime achievement Britannia Award in 2006, Sidney Poitier is doubling up on the career honors from the British Academy. On February 14, at the BAFTA Film Awards, the legendary and pioneering actor will receive the org’s highest accolade, the Fellowship. He joins such previous recipients as Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench… »

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