Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Actor Jake Johnson Moves Behind the Camera for Original, Likable Self Reliance Co-Starring Anna Kendrick

Marking his debut as a writer/director, actor Jake Johnson brings us his funny and mostly charming take on reality shows, Self Reliance, in which he plays Tommy, a middle-aged guy […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Is a Fast-Paced Sequel with Stunning Animation and a Star-Studded Voice Cast

To many, the 2018 animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the finest of all Spider-Man movies (and there are many to choose from), with its frenetic energy, mixed-media animation style, […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Interview

Interview: Chicagoan Jake Johnson on Making Ride the Eagle During the Pandemic, Without Making it Feel Like the Pandemic

Ride the Eagle

One of my favorite Chicagoans is actor, writer and overall truly nice guy Jake Johnson, who I first met in 2009 with the release of the indie hit Paper Heart, […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Ride the Eagle Sends Jake Johnson on a Quest to Get to Know His Mother and Himself Better

Ride the Eagle

After seeing so many movies lately that were made pre-pandemic (as well as a handful quite obviously made during), it was genuinely refreshing to see a film about a character […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Comic Book Worlds Collide in Creative, Ambitious and Totally Wonderful Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man

This animated take on the adventures of Spider-Man is so visually and creatively daring, one can’t help but wish that all superhero movies took an equally ambitious path to the […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Grown-Up Game of Tag Proves Ridiculously Entertaining

tag

You might presume that in a time when men behaving like boys is out of fashion, films depicting such behavior would be on the outs as well. But the new […]

Steve Prokopy /
Film, Film & TV, Review

Film Review: The Mummy Stumbles Before A Dark Universe of Expectations

Wait, are you telling me I re-watched Dracula Untold for nothing? I have a vague recollection of Universal attempting to reboot its ample stable of monster characters into a shared […]

Steve Prokopy /
Front page

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 4/6 – 4/9

The beginning of this month has been a little rainy and overcast, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying our wonderful city! This curated weekend is huge and chock […]

Julian Ramirez /