Reportedly based on director James Gray’s own childhood, the film traffics in broad-stroke ideas about racism, anti-Semitism, and class struggle.
Enola Holmes 2
Enola Holmes is back, and if it ain’t broke . . . don’t fix it!
One of a kind
The 28th Black Harvest Film Festival, hosted at the Gene Siskel Film Center, invites Chicago to experience a rich selection of films devoted to amplifying Black storytelling and promoting the careers of young filmmakers.
The Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation returns
It’s oddly fitting that the touring, Los Angeles-based Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation went on hiatus during the dog days of the pandemic.
After 42 years, Halloween finally ends
Halloween Ends is notable mainly for its cockamamie plot and its reverence for the original.
The Banshees of Inisherin
The Banshees of Inisherin is an elegy to friendship.
Rarely do we feel like we are experiencing the thing itself, but rather a setup for a different, later event, which will probably not be the real thing either.
Much like its purported star—heartthrob Harry Styles—British director Michael Grandage’s adaptation of Bethan Roberts’s 2012 novel is wantedly handsome and genially bland.
Ticket to Paradise
It’s a fine enough movie to fritter away a couple hours with, but don’t expect it to stick around in your consciousness for too long.
Sex Demon: pornographic camp and long-lost queer history
J.C. Cricket’s Sex Demon is not for the faint of heart—it’s for the depraved of mind, and Chicago is blessed to have it showing one night only at the Music Box on October 26.
Decision to Leave
Decision to Leave is a subtle masterpiece from Park Chan-wook, braiding a heart-stirring tenderness into a murderous thriller.
Triangle of Sadness
Despite Ruben Östlund’s shortcomings and imprudent tropes, Triangle of Sadness is harrowing, consistently funny, and packed with surprises.
Black queer love, trans Iranian justice, asexual visibility, and more
Pride Film Fest showcases LGBTQ+ shorts and features a diverse mix of riveting stories told across the LGBTQ+ spectrum.