Friday, September 30, 2022
Syms’s work—which ranges from performance art to gallery installations to this more straightforward narrative endeavor—is compelled by a preternaturally propulsive energy that sustains…SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 05:00PM
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Marilyn Monroe is the American public’s white whale, that which we seek to dominate and claim as our own.
The post Marilyn-Monroe; or, <i>Blonde</i> appeared first on Chicago R…SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 03:23PM
Monday, September 19, 2022
Smoczyńska’s idiosyncratic vision distinguishes what otherwise might have been an overly literal telling of their story, and of their own stories.
The post The Silent Twins appeared first…SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 02:30PM
Thursday, September 15, 2022
The apparent dryness of Tsai’s films is but a facade, a layer under which a body of water—perhaps, like in one of his films, a river—is waiting to be found.
The post Tsai Ming-liang (f…SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 04:03PM
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
This is the Chicago theatrical premiere of The Batwoman and the U.S. theatrical premiere of The Panther Women.
The post The gorgeous luchadoras of wrestling appeared first on Chicago Reader.SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 06:17PM
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Ozon’s ode offers a diverting, fresh perspective on Fassbinder’s harrowing melodrama.
The post Peter von Kant appeared first on Chicago Reader.SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 01:00PM
Monday, August 22, 2022
At Destroy Your Art, taking place this year at the Music Box Theatre on Thursday, August 25, at 7 PM, the four invited filmmakers will each screen a film they made specifically for the event…SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 10:00AM
Friday, August 12, 2022
A few scenes evince a unique aesthetic for this type of film, and the lead actresses give stand-out performances.
The post Girl Picture appeared first on Chicago Reader.SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 05:45PM
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Chicago audiences love the Music Box and Film Center, so, naturally, I wanted to ensure that MUBI GO is as exciting a premise for them as it is for viewers.
The post MUBI GO to the movies ap…SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 02:00PM
Thursday, July 28, 2022
It succeeds in highlighting this tenet of their work, making it a valuable introduction not just to their unique lives and groundbreaking studies, but also to their own singular artistry.
Th…SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 03:00PM
Friday, July 1, 2022
Is this in any way, shape, or form defensible as meaningful art? Certainly not. Is it really cute? Yup.
The post Minions: The Rise of Gru appeared first on Chicago Reader.SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 12:29PM
What this surreal microcosm ends up conveying about the human experience extends past the frame and into viewers’ hearts and minds.
The post Apples appeared first on Chicago Reader.SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 11:43AM
Monday, June 27, 2022
In her debut documentary writer-director Rebeca Huntt examines the details of her Afro Latina heritage to provocative effect.
The post Beba appeared first on Chicago Reader.SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 11:52AM
Friday, June 3, 2022
The recountal is tinged with documentary footage and nigh-experimental scintilla attempting to visualize the stuff of poetry that hint at this being something exceptional from a master’s i…SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 10:00AM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
“What we know for a fact is that making abortion illegal does not stop women from seeking abortions, it just keeps them from getting safe abortions.”
The post <i>The Janes</i>…SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 01:05PM
Friday, May 13, 2022
The no-holds-barred approach to the [abortion] procedure and its aftermath is the kind of interpretation of real life that great cinema does best.
The post Happening appeared first on Chicag…SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 11:00AM
Thursday, May 12, 2022
The film is the thing, the guiding force behind what they do.
The post The sweet sound of silents appeared first on Chicago Reader.SOURCE: chicagoreader.com at 04:41PM