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32nd Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

32nd Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

| October 27, 2015

The 32nd Annual Chicago Children’s International Film Festival is in full gear, with many screening selections still available this week for children and families, alike. The annual festival takes runs through November 1 and is the largest annual festival of films for children ages 2 – 18 in the world. Programming 250 of the best, […]

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Jaws 19

Jaws 19

| October 23, 2015

No one was more skeptical than me going into Jaws 19.  It’s difficult for any film series to stay fresh and interesting after 19 installments and the Jaws franchise is absolutely no exception.  The original Jaws is a masterpiece, which I’ve been watching since I was a kid.  That is maybe not appropriate for a […]

Hollywood Mad About Moss! Exclusive Elisabeth Moss/Truth Interview by Paul Fischer in Los Angeles

Hollywood Mad About Moss! Exclusive Elisabeth Moss/Truth Interview by Paul Fischer in Los Angeles

| October 20, 2015

Elisabeth Moss, looking simply elegant in a Beverly Hills hotel room, may be tired of talking about the 8 season Mad Men which catapulted her to stardom, and garnered her a whopping 6 Emmy nominations, the last of which was for the final season. In her final bow as the complex Peggy Olsen, Moss was […]

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XConfessions: A Conversation with Erika Lust at CIFF

XConfessions: A Conversation with Erika Lust at CIFF

| October 16, 2015

Renowned erotic filmmaker Erika Lust will bring her unique female-led adult films to the 51st Chicago International Film Festival on the 21st of October. At 8.30 p.m., the audience will listen to XConfessions: A Conversation with Erika Lust. Lust will be in conversation with Chicago-based filmmaker Maria Finitzo discussing the taboo nature of onscreen pleasure. Highlighted […]

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The Scorch Trials and A Look at Dystopian Fiction

The Scorch Trials and A Look at Dystopian Fiction

| October 15, 2015

Realistic and plausible fears of the future of our world have helped usher in a new popularity in dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction. Many are frightened at the idea of another world war, nuclear disaster, loss of natural resources, and even the overthrow of humanity by man-made forces we can no longer control. Recent films have […]

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Sicario

Sicario

| September 14, 2015

There’s no film that I’ve seen this year that retains the level of power and tension than Denis Villenueve’s latest, Sicario. Every single aspect of it, from Roger Deakins’ glorious cinematography, to Jóhan Jóhannson’s droning score, Sicario establishes a sense of dread and an air of menace, much in the same way that Prisoners and […]

3rd Annual Portland Film Festival

3rd Annual Portland Film Festival

| September 1, 2015

World Premiere – United States: Six Angry Women. It’s never actually mentioned when the six women are deciding the merit of the case where a security guard shoots and kills a young man, but we all know that in the film Six Angry Women that they’re essentially deciding the fate of acquitted Florida night watchman […]

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Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America

Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America

| August 27, 2015

The definitive documentary on Chicago native Don Cornelius and his revolutionary television dance show recently screened at the 21st Annual Black Harvest Film Festival. Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America should be required viewing for everyone. Cornelius would have been 79 in September, and his legacy as having the longest running dance show can’t be denied. […]

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3rd Annual Portland Film Festival

3rd Annual Portland Film Festival

| August 26, 2015

Portland Film Festival announced the feature film competition programs, opening and closing screenings, music and midnight sections, tribute presentations, northwest, and special screenings for the 2015 Portland Film Festival.  The 3rd Annual festival is a weeklong event of 214 screenings of feature length and short films from around the world, red carpet world premieres, tributes to filmmaking legends, […]

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Black Harvest Film Festival set at the Gene Siskel Film Center

Black Harvest Film Festival set at the Gene Siskel Film Center

| August 17, 2015

Through September 3, the Gene Siskel Film Center invites Chicago to celebrate the 21st edition of the “Black Harvest Film Festival,” exploring the stories, images, heritage and history of the Black experience in the United States and around the world through film and video. Talent is the key word in describing “Black Harvest:” an abundant […]

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