Five films that depict people—and cinema—at their best
Five films that achieve the rare cinematic feat of improving upon their predecessors.
FilmStruck finds more than western films deep in the heart of Texas.
The Boyhood director delivers a casually masterful adaptation of Darryl Ponicsan’s 2005 novel.
Watching the watchers at the Chicago International Film Festival
The Times prefers not to tell us who said what.
And they’re all streaming online!
Deep thoughts on reading the Sunday papers
The best films of the year, according to J.R. Jones and Ben Sachs
The Art Institute show “The Comic Art and Architecture of Chris Ware” reveals how the cartoonist draws on Chicago’s built environment.
Further thoughts on that Fassbinder-style tracking shot in Boyhood
The German playwright and director remains a major influence on the Austin-based independent, as a crucial scene of Boyhood demonstrates.
One film critic explains why his opinion is special.
The second part of a conversation between the noted film director and the local repertory film organization
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue