2 items from 2015
Few filmmakers, cinephiles, and film scholars doubt the significance of Charlie Chaplin’s landmark short The Immigrant, which in 30 minutes casts a wide net around the immigrant experience. The film is still relevant, and influential to this day with its roiling and boiling undercurrents of social commentary.
Chaplin, when shooting his short, stumbled his way into what became a story about an immigrant arriving on a boat from Europe in the hope of a more prosperous life. In their documentary, Unknown Chaplin, which chronicles Chaplin’s career and artistic attitude, film historians and documentarians Kevin Brownlow and David Gills say that the film was shot out of sequential order, with the first few scenes used in the latter half of the film.
The story behind the production of the film, on the part of Chaplin’s experiences, is also one of geekery and fascination. Back in the, you know, heady — wonderfully cigarette-burned-out — days of cinema, »
- Fiman Jafari
Senior Staff Writer and Blu-ray nut Scott Davis takes his weekly look at what’s new and hot in the world of Blu-ray…
In this week’s UK edition, we have Steve Carell and Channing Tatum wrestling in Foxcatcher, lots of singing in the woods with Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick in Into The Woods, and arguably the best film of 2015 so far, A Most Violent Year, starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain…
One of the outstanding films of 2015 so far, J.C. Chandor’s magnificent epic stars Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola and Albert Brooks and is set in 1981, New York City’s most violent year ever.
See Also: Read our review of A Most Violent Year here
Acclaimed with a huge standing ovation at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, director Bennett Miller’s excellent sports drama was not as successful »
- Scott J. Davis
2 items from 2015
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