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Review: Dark, Hazy and Filled with Drama, The Tragedy of Macbeth Is a Unique, Impressive Take on Classic Material

Tragedy of Macbeth

Like Orson Welles did nearly 75 years earlier, director Joel Coen (working without brother Ethan) has taken Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, stripped it down to essentials—minimalist set design, shot […]

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Review: Filmmaker Wes Anderson Goes Full-Tilt Wes Anderson in Charming, Quirky The French Dispatch

The French Dispatch

Filmmaker Wes Anderson, with 10 feature films to his name (his 11th is in production), has become such a known quantity that those keeping track of these things know relatively […]

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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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Review: A Lifestyle and Character Study to Travel the Road With in Heartfelt Nomadland

In may ways, Nomadland, the latest for writer/director Chloé Zhao (The Rider, and the upcoming Eternals film from Marvel—which was supposed to have been released just a couple of weeks […]

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Preview: How to Experience the 56th Chicago Film Festival From Home (and the Drive-In)

I'm Your Woman

Forced by mishandled pandemics to get creative about presenting an annual film festival, the team at Cinema/Chicago have pieced together eleven days of screenings, Q&As, panels and even networking happy […]

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Review: Stop Motion Animation Wows in Anderson’s Touch-and-Go Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

In a similar way that writer/director Wes Anderson’s previous feature, The Grand Budapest Hotel, seemed to spring forth from his current obsessions with filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch and the writings of  […]

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