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CINE-LIST: Five Essential Must-See Chaplin Films (CLIPS)

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood November 14, 2013 at 4:23PM

To coincide with Criterion’s Blu-ray release of Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights,” new weekly column Cine-List has compiled five essential Chaplin films. For the Chaplin novice, these are indispensable titles to start with. For Chaplin buffs, they are titles to return to again and again.
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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.