Daily Archives: February 2, 2016

Arabian Nights at the Siskel Center / Charlie Chaplin on Through the Decades


I have a brief review of Miguel Gomes’ astonishing three-part Arabian Nights, which opens at the Gene Siskel Film Center this Friday, at Time Out Chicago. Although the year is young, I have a hard time imagining I’ll enjoy another cinematic experience as much as this in all of 2016. You can read my thoughts here.

I was also recently interviewed for “Through the Decades with Bill Kurtis,” the flagship television show of the Decades network, about Charlie Chaplin’s film debut in Making a Living, which premiered on February 2, 1914 — 102 years ago to this day. The episode airs multiple times throughout today and a video of my segment will eventually appear on the official Decades website here.



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