The 12-film retrospective presented at the Gene Siskel Film Center, under the questionable title of “The Dirty Stories of Jean Eustache,” will introduce audiences to the work of a fiercely personal artist.
Will No Hard Feelings revive the sex comedy? Probably not. Has it at least revolutionized the subgenre, bringing something heretofore unseen to the summer slate? Maybe . . .
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.
Here’s a list of recommended titles, with an unapologetic slant toward films screening in Chicago theaters.
An interview with Chicago native Dewayne Perkins, writer and star of the new horror-comedy The Blackening
At Howard Shore’s invitation, Doug Adams—a Chicago-based author and musicologist—observed, documented, analyzed, and eventually illuminated the composer’s work in a 400-page book titled The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films.
Neal O’Bryan founded Workshed Animation, which specializes in stop-motion horror shorts and features, with longtime collaborator and childhood friend Chad Thurman in 2019.
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.
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.
“I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.” —Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra Just three minutes into Edward Owens’s Autre Fois J’ai Aimé Une Femme (1966), the screen goes dark. It stays that way for […]
It’s an impressive venue, but can it survive the COVID-19 fallout and seismic shifts in movie-viewing preferences?
Chicago film lovers will get the chance to mark off a massive chunk of their movie lists at the tenth annual Chicago Critics Film Festival (CCFF).
Devon, 30, runs She | Them Productions, a Chicago-based production company dedicated to telling inclusive and original stories.