Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Dumb Money Chronicles a Recent Moment in Pop Culture, Financial History in Accessible, Hilarious Ways

It took me a few minutes to figure out what makes director Craig Gillespie’s (I, Tonya; Lars and the Real Girl) latest work, Dumb Money, different from the slew of […]

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Review: Sandra Bullock Goes Against Type in Gritty, Mostly Successful The Unforgivable

The Unforgivable

In a case of “so close you can sometimes see the better movie,” The Unforgivable tells the story of Ruth Slater (Sandra Bullock), who is released from prison after serving […]

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Interview: The Eyes of Tammy Faye Co-Star Vincent D’Onofrio on the Importance of a Good Script, Working with an Actor’s Director and Reprising His Marvel Role

Vincent D'Onofrio Eyes of Tammy Faye

I remember first interviewing Vincent D’Onofrio almost 10 years ago to the day from when we spoke via Zoom recently. He was here in Chicago promoting his directorial debut, a […]

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Interview: Actor Cherry Jones on First Meeting Jessica Chastain, Playing People of Faith and Getting the Tone Right in The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Cherry Jones Eyes of Tammy Faye

I don’t think I’m overstating the facts to say that Cherry Jones can do it all, as far as acting goes. The five-time Tony nominee (winning twice—the first time in […]

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Review: The Eyes of Tammy Faye Explores Price of Faith and One Couple’s Rapid Ascension and Devastating Descent

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

In the opening moments of the new biopic directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick), The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Tammy Faye Bakker (played flawlessly by Jessica Chastain) is being […]

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Dispatch: Weekday Screening Options at Virtual Chicago International Film Festival

40 Years A Prisoner

In between weekends at the drive-in, the 56th Chicago International Film Festival rolls on with dozens of films screening online and live-stream virtual Q&As several times a day. This week, […]

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Review: The Kid Feels Like a Familiar, Special Western

The Kid

The tendency of most modern Westerns is to go about as dark as you can, but few in recent memory go quite as morose as The Kid, the sophomore effort from […]

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Review: Bruce Willis Can’t Save an Empty Death Wish

Death Wish Bruce Willis

Going out on a limb here, I’m guessing this reboot of Death Wish will not play well in Chicago, where it is actually set and appears to have been mostly […]

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