Five films that depict people—and cinema—at their best
Ann Hui’s historical drama pays tribute to the unsung heroes of political movements.
Screening at the Wilmette Theatre and AMC River East, this eight-film series showcases recent movies from east Asia, with an emphasis on popular genres. South Korea is represented by Cold Eyes, a suspense story about a surveillance team assigned to catch a group of bank robbers; one of the country’s biggest hits of 2013, it […]
Given how many superb movies play Chicago every year, it’s a struggle to limit a list of favorites to just ten—or even 30.
Enjoy Ann Hui’s Golden Era, for it will not be with us for long.
Thoughts on Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary, National Gallery, and the fleeting nature of all art
The Landmark Century in Lakeview has issued an apology that one of their auditoriums rests over a fitness center. They shouldn’t have to apologize.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Ann Hui’s A Simple Life screens at Facets Cinematheque
East Asian Imports at AMC River East 21
Checking out the great Hong Kong director Ann Hui at her goofiest
Checking out a 1991 crime drama by the great Hong Kong filmmaker
Starting to figure out the deceptively simple Hong Kong drama
What a pleasant surprise: River East is showing a movie by Ann Hui, one of the great Hong Kong filmmakers!