Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: In Revisiting a Classic, The Exorcist: Believer Retreads Familiar Demons

My admiration for filmmaker David Gordon Green, in his days as an indie filmmaker, knew no bounds as he stunned me with great works like George Washington, All the Real […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Halloween Ends Sends a Classic Horror Franchise Out with a Whimper

Sometimes a film franchise goes out with a bang; other times, a whimper seems more appropriate. In the case of what is reported to be the final entry in the […]

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Film, Film & TV, Film fest

Dispatch: Chicago International Film Festival Kicks Off with Previews of Three Films Soon to Arrive in Theaters (and Streaming)

The French Dispatch

The Chicago International Film Festival returns this week—like really, truly returns!—with dozens of films and events that once again highlight the best in international cinema, emerging talent and homemade productions, […]

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Film, Film & TV, Interview

Interview: Stand-Out Chicago Actor Pat Healy on Making Westerns, Costumes to Inspire Character and Bonding on the Set of The Pale Door

The Pale Door

Chicago-born actor Pat Healy has been working steadily and memorably in film and television for more than 20 years, in parts of every size and shape, beginning with his time […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Where Are the Scares? You Had One Job, Halloween.

Halloween

I think we can all agree that at its core, a horror movie should be scary on some level. It can be many other things as well, but it needs […]

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