SNOWDEN Even if the story presented in Snowden were 100 percent fiction, it would still be a fascinating tale to watch unfold. As directed and co-written by Oliver Stone, Snowden is one […]
SULLY When you cast Tom Hanks as the lead in your movie, it’s almost a shortcut to telling the audience who you’re meant to side with in a film in which his […]
Films are back in session as the Northwest Chicago Film Society has announced the schedule for its 15th season, with films being screened between September 7 and December 6. Most screenings will take […]
The Light Between Oceans, Morgan, The 9th Life of Louis Drax, The Hollars, Little Men, Mia Madre, Yoga Hosers, Miss Sharon Jones!
THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS The long-delayed new film from Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine) is actually two films—the first is about falling in love, the second concerns testing […]
Hands of Stone; Don’t Breathe; Southside with You; Morris From America; Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World; A Tale of Love and Darkness
HANDS OF STONE From almost the minute it begins, you can tell something is off about the Roberto Duran biopic Hands of Stone. Rather than having faith in the Panamanian fighter’s intriguing […]
The Spiders (1919 – 1920), directed by Fritz Lang, was once believed to be a “lost film.” It is in many ways the precursor for the action / adventure genre we know […]
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS The fourth dazzling feature from the gifted and resourceful animators at Laika (following the largely stop-motion works Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls) is about a little boy […]
Movie fans will meet beautiful dames with flirty eyes and murder on their minds and fast-talking guys with lust in their eyes as they enter the world of film noir during the 8th […]
PETE’S DRAGON Bearing little resemblance—visually or plot-wise—to the 1977 Disney original, this new and vastly improved version of Pete’s Dragon is a heartfelt testament to friendship and family, with peripheral lessons about […]
Towkio released his latest EP, Community Service 2, last month. One of the highlights of that album was his collaboration with comrade-in-arms, Joey Purp, on the single “Playin Fair.” In it, Towkio and Purp […]
Suicide Squad, Indignation, Gleason, Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, Roseanne for President!
SUICIDE SQUAD You know those people who feel the need to tell everyone that they’re “weird” or have a twisted sense of humor or are a geek from way back? These three […]
Silent films are part of our cinematic roots, says Dennis Wolkowicz, the program director for the Silent Film Society of Chicago. Thanks to the society, movie fans will have an opportunity to […]