And you can still see a lot of it on 35 mm—the way it was meant to be seen.
by Quinn Myers | May 8, 2019
It wasn’t just the only place in Chicago to rent rare kung fu VHS tapes. It was a place to hang out and watch them.
by Leor Galil | May 8, 2019
“This is a film universe where Down syndrome isn’t even a thing.”
by Andrea Gronvall | May 8, 2019
Superior exercises in action-movie formalism, the John Wick movies evoke everything from Fritz Lang’s silent thrillers (in their imagining of vast, underground criminal networks) to Gene Kelly’s musicals (in their inventive and breathless fight choreography) to Brian De Palma’s self-aware genre pastiches (in their allusions to high art and the way they veer close to parody).
Action-Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
In this irresistible Japanese anime, a solemn fourth-grade science wiz with an intense curiosity about the world in general—and his busty dental hygienist in particular—is thrown together with her over the summer when large flocks of cute penguins suddenly invade his quiet inland town.
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Gorgeously designed and formally audacious, Bi Gan’s second feature (after Kaili Blues) is constructed around an hour-long tracking shot originally filmed in 3-D.
“When a woman is frigid . . .” begins a male audience member in archival footage from The Dr. Ruth Show, a 1980s television talk show hosted by this documentary’s subject, sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
Ralph Fiennes doesn't shirk from a challenge; after directing and starring in Coriolanus (2011), about Shakespeare's tragic Roman general, and The Invisible Woman (2013), the story of Charles Dickens and his mistress Nelly Ternan, he here turns to another difficult, uniquely talented figure, dancer Rudolf Nureyev, in a richly textured drama that very nearly reincarnates the legendary artist and the Cold War era from which he sprang.
Five motion pictures that entertain without a lot of motion
by Ben Sachs on May 14, 2019 at 6:00AM
Behold the master at work.
by Ben Sachs on May 10, 2019 at 6:00AM
The city’s iconic elevated tracks, subways, and buses star in Hollywood flicks.
by John Greenfield on May 9, 2019 at 6:00AM
Hollywood costumers changed Chicago wardrobes.
by Isa Giallorenzo on May 9, 2019 at 6:00AM
Extra movie love from now through November
by Patrick Friel on May 9, 2019 at 6:00AM