The Great Dictator (1940) – Review by Dilys Powell

2019-12-09T00:40:19+00:00August 8th, 2017|CINEMA|

After nearly thirty years, then, of playing one character in one set of clothes, Chaplin takes on a double role. The subject of the film is thus new to him, or shall we say it is a new and advanced branch of his old subject, the dictatorship of the powerful and cruel over the humble and the dispossessed?

THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940) – Review by Dilys Powell

2017-03-06T15:09:58+00:00March 6th, 2017|CINEMA|

by Dilys Powell The Grapes of Wrath is not just a film, not just a tragedy, not just a social indictment even; it is an experience; it is history unfolding like a terrible fungus; it is America. Not the cinema America; no lovely silk legs, no Civil War; not the [...]