This year’s selection included everything from a highly anticipated rock opera to compelling documentaries to an award-winning film featuring a character who lactates motor oil.
Tag: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
First Cow shows the evolution of Kelly Reichardt
The writer-director transcends while still treading familiar ground.
The shorter end of the Chicago International Film Festival: A talk with shorts programmer Sam Flancher
“When people come up to me after screenings to tell me that they loved one of the shorts but hated another, I feel like I’ve done my job well.”
There are Chicagoans in the 2018 Chicago International Film Festival!
A mostly complete local viewing guide
‘The Serenity of Madness’ showcases the brilliance and wonder of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s art
An exhibit of the acclaimed Thai filmmaker’s photography and video work is currently on display at the School of the Art Institute’s Sullivan Galleries.
Terrence Malick loves us—he just has a peculiar way of showing it
With Song to Song, the Austin-based filmmaker finds transcendental beauty in his hometown’s music scene.
Son of Saul opens at Music Box, plus more new reviews and notable screenings
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Weekly Top Five: Un Certain Regard winners
Highlights from the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section.
At CIFF: Of Good Report, a kamikaze exercise in shock value from South Africa
Notes on another unfortunate cliche of contemporary global art cinema—and one film that avoids mediocrity by being flat-out bad
Essential versus arbitrary mystery in contemporary art house cinema
Reflections on trends in contemporary art house movies, as observed in this year’s Chicago International Film Festival and Doc Films’ ongoing Hou Hsiao-Hsien retrospective
The mixed blessing of watching movies online
Considering how online viewing shapes both film appreciation and filmmaking.
My favorite films of 2012
Top Ten Films of 2012
CIFF notes: after The Delay, a dip in the Mekong
Observations of two films to play on the first day of this year’s Chicago International Film Festival
The Master and In the Family: Two challenges, two victories
Comparing two recent U.S. releases as theatrical experiences
Apichatpong Weerasethakul spreads his Ashes
Spreading the word about the Thai filmmaker’s latest short, which is streaming for free online