A drama about a gifted child and a documentary on The Anarchist Cookbook ponder the perils of learning.
by J.R. Jones on April 12, 2017
Wael Shawky directed this experimental trilogy about the European campaign to save Christianity.
by Ben Sachs on April 5, 2017
More than 50 new features make their local debuts in this year’s festival.
on April 19, 2017
Joseph Cedar may be one of Israel's most respected dramatic filmmakers, but he was born in New York City, lived there until he was six, and returned as a young man to earn a graduate degree in film at New York University.
Comedy drama, Drama
As the Ottoman Empire mounts a genocidal campaign against its Armenian population, an Armenian woman raised in Paris (Charlotte Le Bon) returns to her native land with her lover (Christian Bale), who works for the Associated Press, and the growing political crisis drives her into the arms of a soulful Armenian medical student (Oscar Isaac).
Drama, Historical Drama, Romance
Cook up and tie off—T2, the long-awaited sequel to Danny Boyle's British black comedy Trainspotting, opens this weekend.
Comedy drama, Dark comedy, Drama
Michael Cera elevates deadpan to an art, starring as a slacker turned action hero in this wildly inventive comedy that's one of the most vivid and spirited adaptations of a comic book since Spider-Man—;and one of the hippest since Ghost World.
Action, Romantic comedy
by Ben Sachs on April 26, 2017 at 8:00AM
by Ben Sachs on April 21, 2017 at 12:31PM
by Ben Sachs on April 19, 2017 at 3:36PM
by Leor Galil on April 17, 2017 at 2:57PM
by Ben Sachs on April 13, 2017 at 4:45PM
With The Way to Andina, Arlen Parsa records his journey from filmmaker to musical impresario.
by Ben Sachs on April 19, 2017 at 3:30PM
But her progressive ideas left something to be desired.
by J.R. Jones on April 5, 2017 at 10:00PM
Ten new documentaries make their Chicago premieres at this year’s edition.
on March 29, 2017 at 5:00PM
T2: Trainspotting reunites the Edinburgh junkies from the beloved British black comedy.
by J.R. Jones on March 22, 2017 at 6:00PM
Daily Show producer Sara Taksler directs this profile of the Egyptian political satirist who went too far.
by J.R. Jones on March 15, 2017 at 12:00PM