A summary of movies playing in Chicago from July 26 to August 1
Weekly Top Five: Don Siegel films
An upcoming revival of The Vikings should inspire curiosity about this versatile American filmmaker.
Wide-screen cinematography was once the most exciting new innovation in movies; have filmmakers come to take it for granted?
Weekly Top Five: Otto Preminger
The armies of Napoleon enthusiasts include cops, stockbrokers, historians—and a certain local rock critic.
Regarding a fortuitous revival of Allen Funt’s Candid Microphone
The Portage and Patio theaters may be closing, but screenings go on for the Northwest Chicago Film Society.
How the discoloration of faded prints can add to a movie’s meaning.
John Cassavetes’s personal take on the crime film screens Friday and Sunday at the Patio Theater.
Miguel Gomes’s Portuguese drama embraces the early sound cinema of F.W. Murnau.
Previewing the local programming group’s upcoming screenings at the historic northwest-side theater
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue.
Talking to a local independent theater owner about converting to digital cinema projection
In-the-know Chicagoans recommend a fish story, Grown Folks Stories, and Prometheus