In its 27th year, the Chicago International Film Festival actually appears to be getting better.
Week 2 of the Chicago International Film Festival
The 26th Chicago International Film Festival includes, at the latest count, 110 features and ten additional programs, spaced out over 15 days in two locations –a somewhat more modest menu than last year’s. Apart from this streamlining, it would be a pleasure to report some major improvements in the overall selection, but I’m afraid wanting […]
What’s Wrong With This Festival?
Once again the Chicago International Film Festival is a hodgepodge of movies assembled with no discernible point of view. If you walked into a well-stocked bookstore and grabbed the first 130 titles in sight, you’d have a collection very much like it.
The 24th Chicago International Film Festival, running from Monday, October 24, through Sunday, November 6, promises fewer programs this year–a little less than 100 versus last year’s 131–with a good many more repeats; and the screenings occupy a much wider geographic spread, with films showing on the University of Chicago campus and at the Three […]
Our Critic’s Comments on the Chicago Film Festival
Film festivals come in all shapes and sizes. Ours is relatively pluralistsic and amorphous, for better and for worse.