Charlie Chaplin

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Stealing Chaplin review – charm pays in messy crime caper
Sibling graverobbers spark off each other in the somewhat true story of an attempt to ransom the comedy legend’s body

Phil Hoad

29, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘People who knew him … didn’t really know him’: who was the real Charlie Chaplin?
In a definitive new documentary, a deeper look at the much-loved movie star provides more insight into ‘one of the greatest rags-to-riches stories ever told’

Charles Bramesco

18, Nov, 2021 @8:18 AM

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Charlie Chaplin films are returning to cinemas – the perfect tonic for today
Re-released across two seasons for Australian and New Zealand audiences, Chaplin’s elegant crowdpleasers will rescue you from chaotic times

Luke Buckmaster

14, Jul, 2021 @10:00 PM

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'Sexism stands at the door': 11 female film-makers written out of mainstream Hollywood history
Maya Angelou and Jean Seberg were just some of the women who faced everything from racism and sexism to transphobia, yet produced some of cinema’s most defining pictures

Helen O'Hara

02, Mar, 2021 @10:53 AM

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Claire Bloom at 90: a phenomenal actor with poise, spirit and steel
The star’s long career, from her stage debut at 15 to her film, TV and literary success, reveals a shrewd talent who has risen to many a challenge

Michael Billington

15, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The top 25 most compelling Hollywood autobiographies – ranked!
Inspiring, addictive and occasionally gasp-worthy – to mark the publication of Woody Allen’s Apropos of Nothing, we arrange the best Tinseltown memoirs in order of excellence

Peter Bradshaw

02, Apr, 2020 @2:03 PM

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Silent witness: the Hollywood alley with the five-star reviews
Historian campaigns to have Los Angeles location renamed Chaplin Keaton Lloyd Alley after the silent movie stars who filmed there

Pamela Hutchinson

03, Mar, 2020 @2:17 PM

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Peter Bogdanovich: 'I missed my chance to tell Buster Keaton he was a genius – now I'm telling the world'
The Hollywood director has made a documentary about the silent-era legend, who he rates even above Charlie Chaplin. He explains why it was a project that came from the heart

Peter Bogdanovich, as told to Pamela Hutchinson

28, Feb, 2020 @9:54 AM

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The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel review – a magical fantasia
A transatlantic voyage in 1910, with the silent stars onboard, is the basis of Told By An Idiot’s beguiling comedy

Brian Logan

16, Jan, 2020 @1:36 PM

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Fame at last – was this the world's first film star?
He was an influence on Charlie Chaplin and wrote his own movies – so why has Max Linder’s true status in cinema history only just come to light?

Pamela Hutchinson

22, Nov, 2019 @7:00 AM

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From Charlie Chaplin to Jojo Rabbit: an unlikely history of Nazi comedies
The release of Taika Waititi’s ‘anti-hate satire’ recasts Hitler as a buffoonish imaginary friend and it’s not the first time film-makers have wanted us to laugh at the führer

Charles Bramesco

16, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Pinch yourself: Aurélia Thierrée perfects the art of the steal on stage
Bells and Spells casts the French star as a kleptomaniac in a performance that leaves the audience guessing

Chris Wiegand

30, Apr, 2019 @10:15 AM

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