DePaul alumna Linh Tran’s feature debut considers the liminal period in a person’s life that is their early 20s, when the future is seemingly far ahead but still so near.
Review: Peter Pan & Wendy
Peter Pan & Wendy is a puzzlingly bland take on one of the liveliest children’s stories of all time.
Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
While better than most recent Marvel or DC films, it definitely lacks the fun, buddy-film aspects and sincere relationships of the original in lieu of an exhausting mission-based story.
Writer/director Firas Khoury’s Alam is an affecting and effective film firmly fixated on contradictions and how we navigate them to create a sense of self.
The film’s rejection of bigotry is undermined by its own uncomfortable assumptions about whose story is worth telling and who gets to represent the community.
Review: Everything Went Fine
If ever there was a case to be made for not being a parent’s favorite child, Everything Went Fine makes it.
Review: Judy Blume Forever
This documentary is a timely look at Blume’s literary contributions, which primarily center on approaching young adult readers with a caring yet candid view of the world around them.
Review: Polite Society
Nida Manzoor is out to smash far more than a wedding in the action-packed, deeply feminist satire Polite Society.
‘Inform, energize, and engage’
This year, the eighth annual Doc10 Film Festival will strive to engage Chicago residents with stories that illuminate the real-life experiences and struggles of people, both locally and globally.
Review: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
Like the book, the Lionsgate movie offers a gently informative, often hilarious, and always empathetic depiction of a sixth grader yearning for, getting, and celebrating her first period.
Review: Beau Is Afraid
Beau is Afraid demonstrates to audiences that the Hereditary and Midsommar director previously held back the full scale of his surrealist inclinations. And that’s a tough pill to swallow.
Review: Evil Dead Rise
The first sequel in a full decade, this should feel like getting an Evil Dead reunion, but instead it’s more akin to a so-so tribute band.
Review: Personality Crisis: One Night Only
What raises this above the typical nostalgia-logged music doc is the clear sense that Johansen is not reliving his long discography onstage but continuing to live it in that moment.
Explore the blessings of cinema with Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Between Monday, April 24, and Friday, April 28, Apichatpong Weerasethakul will again appear in person, this time at several screenings of his films (most on 35-millimeter) between Block Cinema at Northwestern University and the Gene Siskel Film Center.
Historical dramas can be tricky; it’s hard to bring accuracy and authenticity while trying to captivate an audience. And where Chevalier succeeds with a decently entertaining story, it does falter slightly with the facts.