Though it pales in comparison to its parent films, The Continental maintains the classic John Wick house style and is sure to sate the appetites of franchise devotees.
There aren’t a lot of television shows that make the world a better place by existing. Sex Education is one.
Film and television production in Chicago still lacks the resources, glamour, and consistency of opportunity found on the coasts—but you can’t build Chicago’s community and authenticity in a Hollywood hangar.
She-Hulk is the kind of smart, funny production that proves that like Ms. Marvel, Thor: Ragnarok, or Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel is at its best when it combines self-conscious humor with great storytelling.
Marvel does a great job of spotlighting facets of American culture that often go underrepresented, and Ms. Marvel’s spotlight of Islam is incredibly well done.
A north-side native who spent his youth frequenting Wrigley Field and following the gospel according to Del Close, Jake Johnson is Chicago to the core.
Due to the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, the students were forced to put their show on hold. Now, a long two years later, students in the high school’s media arts program are premiering their television show pilot, Stitched Together, on the big screen at Music Box Theatre.
The problems with public schools seem like a broken record, but leave it to the NBC hit show Abbott Elementary, perhaps premiering at the right time . . . to make people think critically about the state of education in America’s major cities.
The year 2021 was another great one for binge-watching weed content. We’ve seen some new series premiere as well as new seasons drop from old ones. Whether you’re into comedy, drama, or reality shows, you can find something that appeals to you in this rapidly expanding viewing category. Here are my recommendations: Chopped 420 A […]
Billed as a genre-defying murder mystery, the only thing this tone-deaf pastiche-fest defies is a reason to be seen.
The film and its cast earned many awards and nominations, but perhaps Girls Trip’s largest reward is the sheer number of television shows centering Black womanhood and friendship that’ve been green-lit since.
The small break of new releases at the start of the new year allows for a much less stressful, and sometimes even more enjoyable, media binge: a crop of Chicago-made web series that can be viewed from the comfort and safety of your home.
It’s been over two years since South Side debuted on Comedy Central and made many Black Chicagoans from the city laugh in a way that felt personal. Amongst the many dramas centering the violence and real disadvantages many south-siders face on television, South Side screened with a refreshing perspective that many folks from the south […]
Have you ever played Oscars Bingo? You know, where you and your friends write bingo boards filled with awards-season cliches and hyperspecific references to the year’s nominees in order to actually pay attention to a ceremony that’s so notoriously long the host typically makes fun of its torpid endlessness? I’ve found it’s a fun way […]
The drag superstar is decolonizing weed “from the kitchen to the couch” with her new cooking webseries.