Chicago film lovers will get the chance to mark off a massive chunk of their movie lists at the tenth annual Chicago Critics Film Festival (CCFF).
65 is an old-fashioned B movie creature feature with a modern sci-fi feature budget.
An art thief breaks into a New York City penthouse and is unable to get back out.
The real story is interesting enough without what seems like unnecessary sensationalism.
Review: Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
The Chris Pine-led adaption of the pen-and-paper fantasy progenitor is a joke-a-minute campaign of quips, jabs, and cheeky one-liners.
Overall, Champions is endearing at times with some slow moments, but it’s a good movie if you’re a fan of the genre.
Review: Scream VI
Aside from one effectively tense sequence set in a New York City bodega, there’s a weariness to this entry that it tries to make up for by being in love with itself.
Review: Sound of Silence
An atmospheric and ambitious haunted-house movie that will call to mind Oculus (2013), Sound of Silence plays like a radio.
Review: Art Talent Show
This funny, thoughtful, verité look at the yearly selection process in Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts manages to pack insights about education, societal shifts, and intellectual differences without getting bogged down in culture war cliches.
Brittany Devon’s ‘quiet subtleness of sureness’
Devon, 30, runs She | Them Productions, a Chicago-based production company dedicated to telling inclusive and original stories.
Geoffrey Baer finds ‘gems all over Chicagoland’
Emmy Award-winning host and producer Geoffrey Baer takes folks on an adventure in a program premiering Tuesday, March 7, at 7 PM on WTTW called The Most Beautiful Places in Chicago.
Review: Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey
A Winnie the Pooh horror film just seemed like it had the potential to be more pointedly cruel. Instead, we got a weirdly anonymous ursine rather than the best bloody bear in the world.
Review: Return to Seoul
Heady, searing, strident, and poignant, this film follows Freddie (Park Ji-min), a French Korean adoptee who finds herself unexpectedly in Seoul. Is she there to find her adoptive family? Does Freddie want a reunion, confrontational, saccharine, or otherwise?
Review: Jesus Revolution
At first glance, Jesus Revolution is an inspiring, heartwarming watch, but it gives a seamlessly joyful look at a movement with a harmful past, in a way that feels like a slap in the face in the year of our Lord 2023.
The supposed premise of this film—that it’s inspired by the discovery of wet-plate photographs taken by a Danish priest in the late 19th century, as stated in a title card toward the beginning—is itself fictional, a prompt used by Icelandic writer-director Hlynur Pálmason to flesh out the larger narrative.