Empire of Light is no sugary British rom-com.
Chicago’s 90-year-old film treasure
The nation’s oldest and longest-running college film society is located right under our noses on Chicago’s south side at the University of Chicago.
A more representative call sheet
Despite the increased spotlight on marginalized voices in the ever-evolving film landscape, criticism doesn’t particularly reflect that. The majority of film critics still tend to be straight, white males, unrepresentative of the world around them. The Call Sheet is a new magazine that aims to disrupt that.
Comprehending the incomprehensibility of Seijun Suzuki
There’s a meme that circulates regularly among cinephilic social media accounts in which Japanese filmmaker Seijun Suzuki appears to declare, “I make movies that make no sense and make no money.”
Listen to Women Talking
Women Talking asks if you’ll listen. There is, of course, an argument to be made that Sarah Polley’s adaptation of Miriam Toews’s critically acclaimed novel is meant to be more seen than heard. After all, the material has been taken from the page and repurposed for the screen. And while it’s understood that any great […]
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Pick your fairy tale and you’ll find a reference, with astonishingly fun, creative action sequences in an animation style that owes more to anime than CGI.
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Laura Poitras profiles photographer and activist Nan Goldin, whose incisive body of work probes the tender underbelly of metropolitan society, finding in it the titular beauty and bloodshed.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Glass Onion introduces us to the eclectic cast of characters with a puzzling invitation. And I mean that literally.
What’s old becomes new again
Rather than make a list of my favorite new films of the year, I’ve made a list of my favorite repertory screenings of 2022.
It’s been said that bad books make good movies.
Something From Tiffany’s
It is pretty predictable, even if guessing what comes next in a movie isn’t your strong suit, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that Something From Tiffany’s is a cozy, comforting holiday watch.
Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
As long as you don’t think too long about some of the implications of what flashes past your eyeballs, this is a film to be dazzled by and lost in.
A Chicagoland Christmas
It’s anyone’s guess as to why so many movies think “Chicago” in the same breath as “Santa,” but it’s a trend that shows no sign of slowing down, particularly as streamers, niche cable networks, and (shudder) Candace Cameron Bure have doubled down on making Christmas content.