Film

Meet Horror Icons Linnea Quigley, Mark Patton & Ari Lehman in Chicago (Saturday, June 10)

Meet Horror Icons Linnea Quigley, Mark Patton & Ari Lehman in Chicago (Saturday, June 10)

| June 4, 2017

This Saturday, June 10th, at the Patio Theater (6008 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago) for Summer Scares and meet three bona fide horror icons! Linnea Quigley will appear at the event alongside screenings of  Return of the Living Dead, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers and Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama. Mark Patton (Jesse from Nightmare on […]

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In The Morning

In The Morning

| June 4, 2017

In The Morning is a film that was created as a result of a successful crowdfunding campaign, and in addition to being available on streaming platforms, its director has been taking it on the road in screenings across the nation. The next screening is set for June 8 in Washington, D.C. In The Morning is […]

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Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology

Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology

| June 1, 2017

Debates over women’s roles in media are being hotly debated right now. Online the animosity is so intense that some women have been scared out of their fields entirely. Why? Because, to some, this or that industry is by definition a boys’ club. No place for women or their perspectives. No place for diversity or […]

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Evil Ed

Evil Ed

| May 30, 2017

Disgusting, bloody, over-the-top, cheesy one liners, entertaining, hilarious, homage. Is it possible for all of the above words and phrases accurately describing one movie? Absolutely! The Swedish team of Anders Jacobsson, Goran Lundstrom, Kaj Steveman, Anders Jacobsson, and Doc brought their love of ‘70’s and ‘80’s horror to life in 1995 in the form of […]

24th Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF)

24th Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF)

| May 29, 2017

The 24th Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) returns to the Logan Theatre at 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. on May 31, 2017, and features an international slate of innovative, exciting and provocative films and videos. More than 100 features, documentaries and shorts will screen over five days at the longest running underground film festival in the […]

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The Jacques Rivette Collection

The Jacques Rivette Collection

| May 26, 2017

Among the major directors of the French New Wave, Jacques Rivette’s films have largely been difficult to come by on home video in the States. Arguably his best-known film Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974) has still never seen a Stateside DVD release. Fortunately for cinephiles, some of Rivette’s films have seen recent Blu-ray releases […]

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Vincent N Roxxy

Vincent N Roxxy

| May 24, 2017

Writer/director Gary Michael Schultz’ new film Vincent N Roxxy is a slow burn. It is part contemporary noir and party crime film, but it is also a drama about family. The film begins with Vincent en route to deliver a bag of money to drug dealer Suga (Kid Cudi). He witnesses a fender bender and comes […]

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Get Out

Get Out

| May 23, 2017

Jordan Peele’s Get Out tackles the myth of a post-racial America head-on. Unlike so many horror movies, Peele chooses to have his social commentary sit out in the open, where his audience has no choice but to interact with it. And unlike so many recent horror movies, Get Out offers very little in the way […]

DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games

DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games

| May 23, 2017

When the web series/toy line tie-in franchise DC Super Hero Girls made its feature film debut in last year’s straight-to-video DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year, I found in it a children’s film that I could enjoy with my then 4-year-old son who clearly got a lot more out of it than I […]

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Between Us

Between Us

| May 22, 2017

Diane (Olivia Thirlby; Dredd) and Henry (Ben Feldman; Madmen) have been together for so long that they’re practically married but the couple have always resisted the pressures put upon them by society and their families to settle down, get married, buy an affordable apartment in a respectable neighborhood and have a few kids.  As they […]