The problem is that the decent Coen brothers knock-off and the better-than-decent rom-com don’t really work together.
The Music Box Theatre and Chicago film critic and programmer Katie Rife are showing several different sides of Godzilla with four screenings of his later, lesser-seen classics, playing at sundown in the Music Box Garden every night from July 24-27.
Inspiration and overcoming are the Hollywood disability default. Jennifer Goodman, RJ Mitte, and their collaborators suggest that there’s a lot more to see.
Just as The Matrix invites a trans textual reevaluation—spurred from its creators coming out as trans women years after release—Bound subconsciously uses its genre-bending cinematic elements toward corporeal freedom and autonomy.
Salvador Dalí was a pioneer of fame for its own sake; the less said about his art, the better.
Asteroid City, the latest from Wes Anderson, is a true achievement from one of America’s most unique cinematic voices.
Revoir Paris offers a poignant vignette to post-Bataclan Parisian trauma, but the most affecting moments feel diminished by the bulk of the film.
Disney’s latest venture Elemental will make your heart melt, even if it’s not Pixar’s best.
I guess the one upside is that it’s hard to imagine that the inevitable Extraction 3 will be much worse.
Dial of Destiny is action-packed and breathlessly paced, to be sure.
Persian Lessons nearly taps into its intended poignancy but falls short, likely because it tried to juggle too much.
Poised to become a summer blockbuster, The Blackening is a hilarious horror-comedy romp that’s smart and self-aware.
Flamin’ Hot—the directorial debut of Eva Longoria—tells the story of the invention of the titular Flamin’ Hot Cheetos by Richard Montañez (Jesse Garcia), a janitor at Frito-Lay.
Racing into theaters after years of development hell, corporate shuffling, and other bad publicity, The Flash feels less like a feature film than a splashy event comic miniseries.
There’s a dissonance throughout Transformers: Rise of the Beasts caused by the extreme brutality of its action sequences and the extreme earnestness of its many emotional beats.