Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: The Plot (and Point) of The Forgiven Gets Lost in Gross Class and Culture Clashes

A slightly gross treatise on white privilege, writer/director John Michael McDonagh’s (War on Everyone; Calvary) The Forgiven takes place over a long weekend in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Much-Delayed Morbius Misses the Chance to Launch a Truly Compelling Comic Book Anti-Hero

At this point, I think it’s fair to say that any comic book character that has even the most remote stink of Spider-Man on them is fair game for a […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Fantasy and Reality Collide in Edgar Wright’s Intriguing, Haunting Last Night in Soho

Last Night in Soho

Taking a walk down a decidedly darker path than he has in the past, director/co-writer Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho alternates between the swinging days of London in the […]

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Beyond, Event, Suburbs and exurbs

Review: The Heart of the TARDIS–Chicago TARDIS 2019’s 20th an Excellent Mix of Community, Celebrity and Creativity

We do well to look back at the beginnings of the things we love. Everything starts somewhere, and as nerds and fans, going back to the beginning can give us […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: An Impressive Cast Carries the Truth and Drama of Official Secrets

Official Secrets

Often times when a dramatic film attempts to retell a true-life story, it takes certain liberties with facts or characters to make the work seem more cinematic in the end. […]

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Beyond, Event, Event, Games & Tech, Previews

Preview: C2E2 2019 Starts Friday, and it’s Time to Choose Your Own Adventure!

The great thing about being a nerd is that there are many things you can be a nerd about. Maybe you love comics, knitting or Dungeons & Dragons. Or maybe […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: A Provocative, Prolific Photographer’s Life Is Focus of Mapplethorpe

Documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner has long been one of my favorite observers of life, in that she doesn’t just point a camera at her subjects—like comedian/activist Russell Brand (Brand: A […]

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Beyond, Event, Uncategorized

Preview: C2E2 Announcements Heat Up with David Tennant Joining Matt Smith at This Year’s Con

While we’re still a few months out from the beginning of Chicago’s con season, that doesn’t mean we’ve been lax about keeping up with what’s to come. C2E2 is only […]

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Beyond, Event, Suburbs and exurbs

Who Are You: A Doctor Who Cosplay Gallery from Chicago TARDIS 2018

As we mentioned, despite the Thanksgiving weekend madness and an incoming blizzard, we headed out to Lombard this weekend to get in on all the Doctor Who action at Chicago […]

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