Film

Children of the Corn

Children of the Corn

| October 2, 2017

2017 has been quite the year for legendary horror author Stephen King. Over the summer, King’s very popular Dark Tower series finally got a big screen release. Critical and fan reviews were mixed, at best. In early September, King’s novel IT arrived in theaters to critical acclaim and boffo box office. As of this writing, […]

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Gary Michael Schultz brings Vincent N Roxxy to Chicago (Sept. 29th, Davis Theater)

Gary Michael Schultz brings Vincent N Roxxy to Chicago (Sept. 29th, Davis Theater)

| September 27, 2017

This Friday, Sept. 29th, Chicago Native, Gary Michael Schultz is bringing his thrilling new indie feature, Vincent N Roxxy, to Chicago for the Premiere of the Tribeca Film Festival sensation, starring Emile Hirsch and Zoe Kravitz in her break out role. Vincent N Roxxy is a gleeful Bonnie and Clyde meets Tarantino meets Grindhouse style lovers in […]

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The Dead Next Door

The Dead Next Door

| September 26, 2017

For anyone not familiar with the history of J.R. Bookwalter’s insanely ambitious 8mm zombie film The Dead Next Door, it may seem odd that the film is getting a Criterion-level Blu-ray/DVD release the better part of 30 years after it first hit video store shelves. But there are a number of reasons this little film […]

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Gary Sherman Brings Death Line (aka Raw Meat) Reconstruction to Chicago (Sept. 29, Davis Theater)

Gary Sherman Brings Death Line (aka Raw Meat) Reconstruction to Chicago (Sept. 29, Davis Theater)

| September 25, 2017

Gary Sherman, director of Dead & Buried, Poltergeist III, and Vice Squad, is bringing Death Line (aka Raw Meat) to Chicago for the 45th Anniversary of the lovingly reconstructed Death Line to give Chicago fans their first chance to see Sherman’s original cut of the film in beautiful color with a fantastic soundtrack. Death Line is screening […]

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Flatliners (1990): Steelbook Special Edition

Flatliners (1990): Steelbook Special Edition

| September 24, 2017

With the 2017 remake of Joel Schumacher’s Flatliners (1990) making its way to theaters this coming Friday, I say what better time than now to revisit the original? Mill Creek Entertainment clearly knew folks like me would be thinking that very same thing when they decided to release a Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD combo […]

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Parable: Four Films by Rolf Forsberg

Parable: Four Films by Rolf Forsberg

| September 24, 2017

Before his death earlier this year at the age of 92, filmmaker Rolf Forsberg participated in the restoration of his most famous work, “Parable” (1964) and participated in interviews about his filmmaking process and philosophy that have since been packaged alongside four of his nowadays all-but-forgotten works on DVD.  This set, Parable: Four Films by […]

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SHOT

SHOT

| September 21, 2017

“Every day 90 people are killed by gun violence. 200 more are shot and hospitalized.” A gripping drama about three lives irrevocably changed when a gun is accidentally fired on a busy Los Angeles street, SHOT is a visceral roller coaster ride unflinchingly exploring the consequences of gun violence in America. SHOT begins as sound mixer […]

Footnotes

Footnotes

| September 19, 2017

Inspired by the films of Jacques Demy and Stanley Donen, Footnotes is a whimsical and original musical comedy about Julie, a young woman struggling to make ends meet in France’s radically changing economy. Living out of a backpack, Julie spends her days jumping from job to job until she’s finally offered a temporary stockroom position […]

2:22

2:22

| September 19, 2017

Every once in a while a movie comes along that really lights up my imagination and I appreciate the potential of it more than the film itself.  It can be frustrating to see what a movie could do while instead it plays it safe.  Inception comes to mind as one of the coolest concepts for […]

Glory

Glory

| September 17, 2017

When Tzanko Petrov (Stefan Denolyubov), a stuttering, scraggly-bearded railroad linesman discovers millions of dollars on some rural train tracks, he decides to turn the entire amount over to the police.  The authorities, ever grateful, reward him with a televised ceremony and a new wristwatch.  But when the glitzy new watch stops working, Julia Staikova (Margita […]