Film, Film & TV

19th Chicago European Union Film Festival

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The Gene Siskel Film Center will be holding the 19th European Union Film Fest from the first Friday of March until the last night of the month. The festival, which even […]

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Film, Film & TV

Gods of Egypt, Eddie the Eagle, Triple 9, A War, The Last Man on the Moon

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GODS OF EGYPT I’ll admit, Gods of Egypt surprised the hell out of me…maybe “stunned” is the better word. Considering that the filmmaker Alex Proyas has made some solid works […]

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Film, Film & TV

It’s Oscars Night in Chicago!

The annual Academy Awards night is just around the corner and that means it’s time to figure out where you’ll be watching this year’s show. To honor cinema’s greatest night, film […]

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Film, Lit, Uncategorized

R.O.W.E. Week 7: Let’s Talk Women and Movies!

I’m Brianna Kratz, a Chicago poet and literature enthusiast. In 2016, I’m reading only women authors for my Read Only Women Experiment (R.O.W.E.). For weekly updates on challenges, conversations, and […]

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Film, Film & TV

Race, The Witch, Touched with Fire, Rolling Papers, 70MM Film Festival  

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RACE As connect-the-dots biopics go, the Jesse Owens story Race isn’t bad, primarily because it’s not afraid to venture off the dots every so often, although not always successfully. What […]

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Film, Film & TV

Deadpool, Zoolander 2, Where to Invade Next, In the Shadow of Women

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DEADPOOL The fact that this movie even exists seems to be the result of sheer will power. Not to get lost in the history of the project, but some of […]

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Film

Hail, Caesar: The Coen Brothers Film Needs a Director’s Cut

Eddie Mannix had a life fit for a movie: He was a studio executive who worked the press to protect the image of his film stars, had affairs with women–and […]

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Film, Film & TV

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Is A Plodding Affair

The pace of modern culture is almost unrelentingly swift. The lifecycle of an average piece of entertainment is not blessed with a half-life of more than a few months. As […]

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Film, Film & TV, Uncategorized

Kung Fu Panda 3, Son of Saul

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Hey, everyone. Due to my recently concluded time at the Sundance Film Festival and an upcoming trip to London, I’m missing a fair number of press screenings, so I likely […]

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Film, Film & TV

It’s Real Film (Not Digital) in Music Box’s 70MM Film Fest

The Music Box Theatre has hosted a number of different special screenings, Midnight movies and movie marathons during its illustrious history. I suggest film connoisseurs go to at least one […]

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Film, Film & TV

Dirty Grandpa, The 5th Wave, Synchronicity, All Things Must Pass, Mojave

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DIRTY GRANDPA I think the record stands firm that for decades, Robert De Niro had been one of the greatest deliverers of four-letter words in the history of film. Sure, […]

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Film, Film & TV

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Mustang, Lamb, The Benefactor, Moonwalkers

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13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI To say that the events leading up to and during the Battle of Benghazi were confusing and complex doesn’t even begin to cover […]

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