Film

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 […]

Bad Rap

Bad Rap

| May 21, 2017

Hip-hop culture has transcended many racial and cultural boundaries after its founding in the ’70s by African-American and Latino youth in the South Bronx. Since then, rappers have emerged as legitimate pop culture stars around the world and hip-hop’s global movement has become increasingly more diverse. Yet the face of rap in America remains primarily […]

The Climber

The Climber

| May 20, 2017

After completing his work on four Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey between 1970 and 1974 and splitting from Warhol’s “factory” crowd, Joe Dallesandro could have faded into obscurity, being written off as some pretty-boy sex symbol incapable of being taken seriously as a performer. Indeed that could have been the case if he had set […]

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On the Road, Somewhere

On the Road, Somewhere

| May 17, 2017

Join IndiePix Films for a journey to the Dominican tropics for On The Road, Somewhere (Algun Lugar), a poignant coming-of-age road trip drama.  The feature debut of writer/director Guillermo Zouain — an Official Selection at numerous festivals, including the Miami International Film Festival, the Chicago Latino Film Festival, Cine Las Americas and the International Film Festival […]

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Willard (1971) & Ben (1972)

Willard (1971) & Ben (1972)

| May 16, 2017

As a pair of films, Willard (1971) and its sequel Ben (1972) stand in stark contrast to each other and I’ve always been fascinated by the differences between the two. Willard offers audiences an unrelentingly tense character study hinging on a revenge narrative that’s elevated by the addition of a horror component in the form […]

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