Film

The Divine Order

The Divine Order

| November 16, 2017

Following a sold-out screening at the Chicago International Film Festival in October, The Divine Order – Switzerland’s official entry to the Oscars – is a total crowd-pleaser and winner of the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film is garnering critical acclaim in New York as its theatrical release expands in the coming weeks. […]

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78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene

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78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene

| November 16, 2017

Movies about movies are fascinating in that the history inherent in each one’s material forces upon an ostensible cultural importance despite the quality of the film itself. Within narrative films, the self-reflexive discussion of the art form is something that I’m predisposed to like—just take a look as some of my favorite movies. Such a […]

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J.D.’s Revenge

J.D.’s Revenge

| November 15, 2017

Blaxploitation cinema’s emphasis on the social issues facing African American communities in the 1970’s found filmmakers working in the movement predominantly producing action films, dramas, and even a fair number of comedic films. The reasons Blaxploitation filmmakers worked primarily in those genres are numerous, not the least of which are budgetary restraints and the tendency […]

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Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde

| November 14, 2017

If you love action movies and you missed Atomic Blonde (2017) in the theater, you owe it to yourself to check it out immediately! From John Wick-director David Leitch, Atomic Blonde delivers much the same sort of brutal action as John Wick. Granted, there’s probably less of that action in Atomic Blonde than in John […]

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Lady Bird

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Lady Bird

| November 10, 2017

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: life isn’t really a continuous flow as much as it is a plethora of events with causality connecting the individual bits. Lady Bird is a movie that knows the singularity—the fickleness—of life, and especially of adolescence. The movie has some micro-issues in regards to pacing, but […]

Wonderstruck

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Wonderstruck

| November 10, 2017

The onset of winter months may not faze me generally speaking, but with its sudden appearance this year just weeks after it was an unseasonal 90 degrees, I wanted something at least a little warm. With the first snowfall of the season today and a 15-degree wind chill upon waking up, a movie of any […]

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Ingrid Goes West

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Ingrid Goes West

| November 7, 2017

A movie based around social media or the Internet is, a vast majority of times, immediately damned to failure. Features such as last year’s Nerve exemplify of these types, and in theory, Ingrid Goes West would fit into that pantheon, as well as the group of films that feel outdated by the time of their release […]

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The Massacre: 24-Hour-Horror-Movie-Marathon (Nov. 11th, Chicago)

The Massacre: 24-Hour-Horror-Movie-Marathon (Nov. 11th, Chicago)

| November 7, 2017

If you’re in or around Chicago, you’re not going to find more movies on the big screen for your money this weekend! Plus, meet the director of Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, John D. Hancock; buy rad things from a bunch of amazing vendors; AND support the Vital Bridges charity. Here’s the info and line-up: The […]

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

| November 7, 2017

People bring to movies what they already know—that much is true. However, that’s largely the case when the movie in question is more of a mirror than a portal, and The Killing of a Sacred Deer lay much more in the latter category. When a movie begins with a slow zoom-out of a pulsating chest […]

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Goodbye Christopher Robin

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Goodbye Christopher Robin

| November 7, 2017

With awards season comes an ostensibly fresh swath of awards-hopeful movies, largely leaning on our collective childhoods and British accents to gaslight the public into being moved. Now, Goodbye Christopher Robin isn’t quite within that camp of moviegoing manipulation, but it isn’t far enough from it to earn the praise of its subject’s work. Despite […]

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