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UnSilent Cinema dumps the player piano and sets Chaplin, Keaton to new electronica and indie music

Go to a screening of a classic silent film and chances are it will  be accompanied by a single piano player cranking out tunes influenced by ragtime, jazz and various vaudevillian sounds. But a two-day film fest in Los Angeles aims to update silent classics with a more contemporary soundtrack.

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'Night Cap': Claude Chabrol in his element with a pitch-dark story of intricate relationships

Note: Five of French director Claude Chabrol’s later films — “Betty” (1992), “Color of Lies” (1999), “Night Cap” (2000), “The Swindle” (1997) and “Torment” (1994), all featuring some of France’s biggest stars of the era — screen as part of the “Chabrol 5 X 5” series. Below is The Times’ Aug. 16, 2002, review of “Night Cap,” originally released as “Merci Pour le Chocolat.”

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Chabrol's seductive 'Swindle' delivers right on the mark

Note: Five of French director Claude Chabrol’s later films — “Betty” (1992), “Color of Lies” (1999), “Night Cap” (2000), “The Swindle” (1997) and “Torment” (1994), all featuring some of France’s biggest stars of the era — screen as part of the “Chabrol 5 X 5” series. Below is The Times’ April 23, 1999, review of “The Swindle.”

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Chabrol's 'Betty' serves up a slice of dark, obsessive life

Note: Five of French director Claude Chabrol’s later films — “Betty” (1992), “Color of Lies” (1999), “Night Cap” (2000), “The Swindle” (1997) and “Torment” (1994), all featuring some of France’s biggest stars of the era — screen as part of the “Chabrol 5 X 5” series. Below is The Times’ Aug. 27, 1993, review of “Betty.”

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Stan Lee, 93, shot 4 Marvel cameos in one day, and made it look easy

Comic book legend and Marvel mastermind Stan Lee recently took time out of his schedule to travel to Georgia to film four cameos in a single day for upcoming Marvel films. 

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige discussed the filming at a Q&A session that followed a Friday screening of “Captain America: Civil War.”

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See a trailer for 'Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids,' Jonathan Demme's new music doc

Stop looking in those “Mirrors” and look at this: The trailer for “Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids” has arrived.

“Let's #TimberlakeAndChill,” the singer-songwriter-dancer-actor-“Saturday Night Live” fixture tweeted Tuesday, along with the movie’s Oct. 12 drop date.

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