Circumstance, a new movie about an Iranian family navigating the Islamic Revolution, screens this week at Landmark’s Century Centre.
The year in Chicago history via the pages of the Reader
For the title character, growing up is hardly worth the effort
Reader film critic J.R. Jones discusses the 2011 Oscar nominees in a free panel discussion at Gene Siskel Film Center.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue.
Reader staff writer J.R. Jones leads a discussion after Cinema/Chicago screening of My Year Without Sex.
Debra Granik’s new drama, Winter’s Bone, is part suspense movie, part ethnography, and the two are closely linked: without its persuasive landscape of an Ozarks mountain community in the 21st century, it wouldn’t be nearly as tense. It’s the subject of this week’s long review.
What you’ll learn from The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The Methods and Mysteries of the World’s Greatest Detective
Ebert on von Trier’s Antichrist, screening Monday at River East 21 as part of the Chicago International Film Festival: “Von Trier’s original intention, it’s said, was to reveal at the end that the world was created by Satan, not God: That evil, not goodness, reigns ascendant. His finished film reflects the same idea, but not […]
What Michael Miner says about Outrage now that he’s seen it.
Masaki Kobayashi’s ten-hour WWII epic “The Human Condition” opens tonight at Film Center. Would you trust a movie about the human condition that wasn’t at least five or six hours?
The Canadian speed-metal band, fresh from its Wednesday gig at Metro, drops in for Friday screenings of the critically acclaimed “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” at Music Box. Also this week: “The Informers,” final weeks of the Latino and Palestine film festivals, and new reviews by Cliff Doerksen, Andrea Gronvall, Josh Katzman, and Michael Wilmington.
This week: the Latino and Palestine film festivals, the latest from the writer-directors of “Half Nelson,” a pair of political prison dramas, and lawyers gathering at 9 AM to talk “12 Angry Men.”
More notes on CIMMFest.
Kevin Rafferty’s documentary Harvard Beats Yale 29-29.