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  • Defying Gravity: Dante Basco, Caroline Goodall, James V. Hart, Charlie Korsmo and More on the Thirtieth Anniversary of Hook

    - Dec 8, 2021
    “Mom, this summer, could you teach me how to fly?” This is what I asked at age 4 while walking out of Chicago’s Arie Crown Theater after having seen Cathy Rigby, suspended on wires, soaring into...
  • Short Films in Focus: Go Ahead, Grab Time by the Throat

    - Dec 7, 2021
    This is hard to admit, but sometimes when you program short films for a festival, your heart begins to sink a little with each entry. That happened to me one year. Was it me or was...
  • #421 December 7, 2021

    - Dec 7, 2021
    Matt writes: The greatest composer/lyricist of all time, Stephen Sondheim, died on November 26th at age 91. He was eulogized beautifully by our Editor at Large, Matt Zoller Seitz, who wrote that his “art was rooted...
  • The Forever Prisoner

    - Dec 7, 2021
    Two decades after the attack on September 11th, filmmakers are grappling with the ugliness in how the CIA tried to get more information about future terrorist attacks, and the school of torture that followed. Scott Z. Burns’...
  • Netflix’s Visual Essay Series Voir is Worth a Look

    - Dec 6, 2021
    The new Netflix series “Voir” bills itself as “A collection of visual essays for the love of cinema.” What this translates to is a collection of six short films, each approximately 20 minutes in length, in...
  • Critics Choice Awards Celebration of Black Cinema & Television to Honor Will Smith, Ruth Negga and More on December 6th

    - Dec 4, 2021
    The Critics Choice Association announced today the final list of honorees for it’s Celebration of Black Cinema & Television, taking place on Monday, December 6th, at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. The event, hosted by Emmy...
  • Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Cameron Bailey’s New Roles in the Film Industry

    - Dec 4, 2021
    Two of the film world’s most influential figures, Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Cameron Bailey, have been promoted to new roles in the industry. CHERYL BOONE ISAACS, Founding Director of the Sidney Poitier New American Film School...
  • Flee

    - Dec 3, 2021
    The argument could be made that all national borders are arbitrary. People have fought over them, and people have died for them, but—who made them? The power to concoct a line that keeps some inside and...
  • Benedetta

    - Dec 3, 2021
    God bless Paul Verhoeven. The provocateur set his sights this year on classic Catholic imagery, subverting and challenging the structures of religion in his daring “Benedetta,” now playing in limited release after a controversial festival run....
  • Listening to Kenny G

    - Dec 2, 2021
    Penny Lane’s new documentary “Listening to Kenny G” could have just as easily been titled “Citizen G.” It takes a prismatic, every-possible-angle approach towards its subject, saxophone superstar and top-selling instrumentalist Kenny G, but never quite...