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  • The General

    John Boorman's 1998 docudrama about the contemporary Irish gangster Martin Cahill was critically acclaimed at Cannes as a return to form, though it flopped in London, allegedly because English teenagers couldn't countenance a black-and-white film. more...
  • The Gold Rush (NR)

    Charles Chaplin's best-loved film (1925), with the tramp down-and-out (as usual) in Alaska, where he looks for gold, falls in love with a dance-hall girl (Georgia Hale), eats his shoes for Thanksgiving dinner, and ends up a millionaire. more...
  • The Graduate

    One of Mike Nichols's better films, though one suspects that the gargantuan commercial success it had back in 1967 had at least as much to do with the zeitgeist as with Nichols's talent in popularizing certain French New Wave tropes and adapting the satiric manner of his old stand-up routines with Elaine May. Dustin Hoffman, in the performance that made his career, plays the disaffected title youth, coerced into an affair with a middle-aged woman (Anne Bancroft) while remaining smitten with her daughter (Katharine Ross). more...
  • Le Grand Amour

    This marvelous French comedy from 1969 kicks off the Gene Siskel Film Center's monthlong retrospective on Pierre Etaix, a professional circus clown whose gag-writing for Jacques Tati's Mon Oncle served as a springboard to his own brief career as a director. more...