Tag: chicago

Qwerty

Qwerty

| November 19, 2013

Qwerty follows the individual and collective adventures of a quirky Chicago couple, Zoe and Marty. Viewers are immediately entranced by the just-silly-enough vibe that is balanced out by some of the deeper hurts that come to the surface as the story unfolds. The oddball love story is endearing with an unusual sense of humor, but […]

Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D with Julie Adams in person!

Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D with Julie Adams in person!

| September 16, 2013

Head over to the Patio Theater in Chicago on September 28, 2013 for a special screening of Creature From the Black Lagoon in 3D (and on 35mm no less!) with star Julie Adams in Person! Adams will be signing copies of her book (co-written with Mitchell Danton), The Lucky Southern Star, Reflections From The Black Lagoon as well as […]

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Yellow

Yellow

| July 15, 2013

Homage is a tricky business. Lean too hard on an influence without moving into outright mimicry (i.e. Ti West’s The House of the Devil), and a filmmaker risks being labeled derivative. Stray too far from that influence, and the audience might not recognize what is being paid homage in the first place. This is especially […]

Laurence Anyways

Laurence Anyways

| June 27, 2013

The third feature from acclaimed French-Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan, who has been hailed by the New York Times as “wildly talented,” stars Melvil Poupaud (Broken English, A Christmas Tale) and Suzanne Clément (The Long Winter, I Killed My Mother) as Laurence and Frédérique, a couple whose commitment to each other is challenged when Laurence reveals […]

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Boss: Season 2

Boss: Season 2

| April 8, 2013

The second season of the Starz hit drama about Chicago mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer; Frasier) comes to Blu-ray and DVD.  Although, “hit” is a complicated adjective in this case since Starz has announced that the series will not be returning for a third season.  This really surprised me because the first season received rave […]

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Movieside brings The Massacre to the Portage Theater, October 20-21

Movieside brings The Massacre to the Portage Theater, October 20-21

| October 15, 2012

It’s that time of year again, Chicago– time to spend a lot of time in dark rooms watching horror movies to prep for Halloween! And this year, the various theaters and film groups around Chicago certainly aren’t disappointing with a ton of great programming. One of the longest-running current traditions, however, has a new home: […]

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Lady Parts

Lady Parts

| December 3, 2010

If the Lady Parts crew weren’t so serious about their Chicago-produced web comedy, there’s no way it would be this funny. I keep wanting to put a “z” in place of the “s” to match the show’s hard edge. It’s too difficult to pick a favorite episode because every one is a short and sweet […]