Movie

  • The Sadness

    by - May 12, 2022
    The Taiwanese horror movie “The Sadness” is both conceptually exhausting and viscerally upsetting—an ideal summer movie for the third year of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Genres fan in particular might appreciate this apocalyptic thriller, which takes...
  • Top Gun: Maverick

    by - May 12, 2022
    In “Top Gun: Maverick,” the breathless, gravity and logic-defying “Top Gun” sequel that somehow makes all the sense in the world despite landing more than three decades after the late Tony Scott’s original, an admiral refers...
  • Operation Mincemeat

    by - May 12, 2022
    “Operation Mincemeat” looks like a proper British spy drama and for the most part, well, it is. It’s based on the true story of wartime daring and heroism, features a classy cast including Colin Firth and...
  • Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer Makes Case for Streaming Success

    by - May 11, 2022
    You’d think a decade after the release of a semi-successful film would be too late to drop a same-titled TV show. Then again, “The Lincoln Lawyer” served as a thrilling vehicle for Matthew McConaughey, essentially kicking...
  • Of the Same Matter: Gaspar Noé on Vortex and Lux Aeterna

    by - May 11, 2022
    With indomitable fury, death closely followed the life of Gaspar Noé over a few months between 2020 and early 2021. During that period, the Argentine director lost three men dear to him—all distinct father figures and/or...
  • The Takedown

    by - May 10, 2022
    Louis Leterrier’s “The Takedown,” a sequel to the 2012 French buddy cop comedy “On the Other Side of the Tracks,” starts off by recognizing that it’s in some trouble. Why pump out yet another “Lethal Weapon”-inspired narrative...
  • #432 May 10, 2022

    by - May 10, 2022
    Matt writes: The best film I have seen thus far in 2022 is Audrey Diwan’s Golden Lion-winner, “Happening,” starring Anamaria Vartolomei in an extraordinary performance as a young women seeking an abortion in France during the 1960s,...
  • Candy

    by - May 9, 2022
    On June 13th, 1980, seemingly ordinary Texan housewife Candy Montgomery (Jessica Biel) went to her friend Betty Gore’s (Melanie Lynskey) house and brutally murdered her with an axe. How did a church-going, married mother of two...
  • The 2022 Chicago Critics Film Festival Welcomes Major Chicago Premieres

    by - May 9, 2022
    The 9th annual Chicago Critics Film Festival starts this Friday, May 13th, and features over two dozen Chicago premieres, accompanied by special guests and the kind of film-loving audience that only the Music Box Theatre can...
  • Happening

    by - May 6, 2022
    It was only two years ago that Eliza Hittman’s heart-wrenching slow-burn “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” gave the viewers a window into the life of a rural American teenager seeking an abortion. The story was contemporary, but...