Charlie Chaplin

Somehow I missed out on Charlie Chaplin movies until now. I have enjoyed the films of Buster Keaton and others from the silent era but until last week I had never seen a Charlie Chaplin film. That changed for me after seeing Modern Times. It's a great film! Chaplin is so funny, smooth, and he really embodies the comedic physicality that is so often attributed to him. The social realism of Modern Times might make you yearn for Hollywood to make more films today about economic and class struggles - which seem to always fall by the wayside in favor of the fantasies that they are selling.