Film & TV, Film fest, Review

Dispatch: 2024 Sundance Film Festival Opens with Varied, Vibrant Independent Cinema

The 2024 Sundance Film Festival opened in Park City, Utah on January 18 with hundreds of films set to premiere over the next ten days. Several Third Coast Review critics […]

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Preview: 29th Black Harvest Film Festival at Gene Siskel Film Center

Everyone loves a good story. From streaming platforms to short form content on social media, we spend countless hours in search of a good story to fill our heads. That’s […]

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Dispatch: A Riotous Whodunit, an Eat-the-Rich Satire and More Continue Screenings at 59th Chicago Int’l Film Festival

Weekday screenings continue at the Chicago International Film Festival, and while some of the event’s most anticipated film screenings have passed, there’s still plenty to see and do. Alien Island […]

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Dispatch: Chicago Int’l Film Fest’s Full Week of Programming Opens with Impressive, Compelling International Filmmaking

The Chicago International Film Festival continues through October 22, and this full week of screenings means there are still dozens of opportunities to see many of the global films selected […]

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Dispatch: Chicago Int’l Film Fest Presents a Busy Weekend of Screenings and Events

On Saturday and Sunday (October 14 and 15) at the Chicago International Film Festival, there’s plenty to experience at the festival’s many screenings and events. In fact, these two days […]

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Dispatch: First Full Screening Days at 59th Chicago Int’l Film Festival Offer Chicago-Made Family Dramas, Powerful Docs on Legacy, and a Swimmer’s Record-Making Journey

In its first two full days of screenings, the 59th Chicago International Film Festival presents a strong variety of films, from locally made family dramas to harrowing, insightful documentaries about […]

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Preview: 59th Chicago Int’l Film Festival Opens with Chicago-Centric Films, Offers Twelve Days of Screenings, Events and Education

Chicago is home to so many film festivals, there’s an association for them. From niche, weekend events that pop up throughout the year to stalwarts like Reeling (the long-running LGBTQ-centered […]

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Film & TV, Film fest, Interview

Interview: Chicago Int’l Film Festival Artistic Director Mimi Plauché on New Locations, Emerging Themes and the Fest’s First Miyazaki

For the first time since the two-year-plus pandemic, the Chicago International Film Festival feels like its back to full strength, in terms of both its lineup and its potential as […]

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Dispatch: Fantastic Fest Selections Include a Top-Tier Thriller that Blends Live Action and Animation

Our Fantastic Fest coverage continues with these highlights from the genre film festival in Austin, Texas. Suitable Flesh Director Joe Lynch has often managed to give known-quantity actors a platform […]

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Dispatch: Austin’s Fantastic Fest Features a Riff on Stephen King and a Witty, Demonic Coming-of-Age Thriller

Our Fantastic Fest coverage continues with these highlights from the genre film festival in Austin, Texas. Pet Sematary: Bloodlines In the press notes for Pet Sematary: Bloodlines (the prequel to […]

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Dispatch: Fantastic Fest Continues with Four Films that Highlight the Program’s Daring Choices

Our Fantastic Fest coverage continues with these highlights from the genre film festival in Austin, Texas. The Toxic Avenger Fantastic Fest opened with a bang and a banger: this remake […]

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Dispatch: Highlights from Fantastic Fest, a Genre Film Festival for the People

Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, is something of a Mecca to genre film lovers, a supporter and champion of challenging and thought-provoking new cinema, as well as a platform for […]

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