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.
Any cash and time moviegoers choose to spend on Dumb Money will be well invested, indeed.
Power and money will scoop out your soul, and fascism is very hard to kill. The real Pinochet died in 2006, but those particular truths, unfortunately, live on.
There are dad movies, and then there’s the Equalizer, a John Wick-adjacent franchise composed of 50 percent semi-retired assassin Denzel Washington inflicting bone-crunching violence on the criminals of the world, and 50 percent average Joe Denzel Washington performing community service with a smile. Neither of the first two movies in the series are all that […]
For nearly ten years, Stig Björkman endeavored to get Joyce Carol Oates on board for a documentary. At first, Oates denied his request, opting to keep her life and mind private. But eventually, the beloved American author accepted Björkman’s proposal, which, admittedly, seemed to verge on incessant prying. Joyce Carol Oates: A Body in the […]