Nothing about the sequel is anywhere near as compelling, surprising, or even as mildly interesting as the pups’ first movie, which, let’s be honest, already wasn’t Citizen Kane.
Though fans of The Boys may enjoy this new perspective in a familiar universe, Gen V is too hesitant to find an identity outside of the formula that made The Boys so popular.
Though it pales in comparison to its parent films, The Continental maintains the classic John Wick house style and is sure to sate the appetites of franchise devotees.
Gareth Edwards’s The Creator is a movie about AI that is hammered, welded, and spackled together from a whole lot of other better and more coherent films.
Ultimately, Dicks: The Musical’s desire for cult-classic status is its biggest downfall, because that’s not how a movie procures that title.
Chasing Chasing Amy is an immersive exercise in growth.
Andrew Buss spoke with the Reader about why High Fidelity tops his list of Chicago movies.
In January 2024, barring any further delays due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, John Cusack will host an intimate screening of the long-admired film at the Auditorium Theatre.
There aren’t a lot of television shows that make the world a better place by existing. Sex Education is one.
Starting October 11, CIFF will once again grace the halls of the Music Box Theatre (and a number of other local venues), delivering 150 films from more than a dozen countries to movie lovers across Chicago.
Reeling International Film Festival is back to showcase a dizzying array of LGBTQ+ content, from campy horror to historical documentaries.
A Haunting in Venice officially derails Kenneth Branagh’s rebooted Agatha Christie films.
The Catholic horror wheel isn’t reinvented, but the jump scares are so nonstop and occasionally clever that I was left wondering: is this the most fun I’ve had at the movies all summer?
In spite of its third-film shortcomings, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 has some genuine laughs and a healthy dose of heart.
The political is found firsthand to be personal, here through an assemblage of intimate vignettes, and thus it becomes all the more impactful when the director joins the ranks, a stand-in for our collective body.