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.
Watch the excellent 2019 documentary Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint, or better yet, just look at the paintings.
Review: Mafia Mamma
Mafia Mamma has the makings of a cult classic. On paper, that is.
Get ready, because there’s yet another new take on Dracula. But no need to brace yourself, because Renfield feels surprisingly fresh.
Review: The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Don’t try to make these guys more real, because that was never the point.
Review: Tommy Guns
Carlos Conceição has created a smart, strange film that is disjointed because colonialism is a thing of disjointed desires, histories, and deaths.
Review: Tori and Lokita
Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne specialize in social realism, unwaveringly committed to their characters and craft, and Tori and Lokita is no exception.
Review: The Worst Ones
The line between fact and fiction always blurs when a camera is pointed at people, but in Lisa Akoka and Romane Gueret’s arresting new feature, it’s more like a game of three-card monte.
Affleck’s return to the director’s chair is an exceptional success, stimulated by its script and cast.