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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One response to “Arabian Nights at the Siskel Center / Charlie Chaplin on Through the Decades

  • John Charet

    I will watch your interview as soon as I can 🙂 It will be interesting to hear what you have to say about Charlie Chaplin’s film debut 🙂 I will be posting a blog entry in the future about my favorite films by Alain Resnais, but my last two blog posts on my site cinematiccoffee are up and they are both lists of my favorite films by directors Jean Renoir and Satyajit Ray respectively that should interest you 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

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