Next week at The Portage, Sean Connery’s “sci-fi odyssey” Zardoz will be playing for $5.
Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of the classic American novel finds stability in Carey Mulligan, and little else.
At the Midwest Independent Film Festival, “tremendous range was shown” in the selected eight shorts, all directed, written, and/or produced by female Midwesterners.
Robert Downey, Jr., carries the movie in his struggle to define himself without his iron suit.
The Great Gatsby soundtrack looks to stylistically infuse modern beats with jazz aesthetic.
Pandora’s Promise screened in the Logan Center on Sunday evening, leading into a panel discussion about nuclear power with the director.
Terrence Malick’s latest film explores the institution of love in a post-Tree of Life world, much to the pleasure of the late film critic Roger Ebert.
The Doc Films Thursday night lineup, “Headbangersploitation: Heavy Metal on Film,” is a much-needed exercise in sincerity and maintaining one’s capacity for life.
With his second film, Upstream Color, Shane Carruth finds success in writing, directing, scoring, and starring.
From Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle, Trance is a gorgeously-filmed study in dichotomies.
The Music Box Theatre, a repertory theater in Lakeview, is playing Rodney Ascher’s Room 237—expect fake moon landings and hidden minotaurs (also, a secret message embedded in this article!).
In The Place Beyond the Pines, an intergenerational family drama from Derek Cianfrance, one character believes that “If you ride like lightning, you’re going to crash like thunder.”
Movies so bad they’re almost not good (plus Spring Breakers).
Korean filmmaking legend Park Chan-wook’s English language debut makes use of an incredible cast in order to subvert the director’s usual stylistic thrills.
Director Xan Aranda spoke at the Logan Center about her documentary, Andrew Bird: Fever Year, which follows the titular musician over the course of a year.
All bets are on at this Sunday’s showing of Hollywood’s brightest stars.
When an Academy Award is on the line, size matters.
Netflix’s first original series, House of Cards, aims for the quality of premium cable broadcasting with the availability of streaming, internet-based media.
Director Ruben Fleischer delivers a classic shoot-em-up movie with a high body count.
The Maroon catches up with the programming chair and former programming chair of Doc Films.
The film, nominated for an Academy Award in both the Best Picture and Foreign Language Film categories, is led by Emmanuelle Riva’s dazzling performance.
Actors sneer, rejoice and insult one another at the 70th Annual Golden Globes.
Despite mixed reviews, Tom Hooper’s Les Mis offers something for fans of the story in all of its various forms.
From underdogs to auteurs: we round up the flicks that made us flock to the theaters.
Though the classics of Ghibli Studio have their differences from those of Disney’s Renaissance Era, all of them know their way to the heart.
Arts editors and contributors review three highly-anticipated movies that opened this past holiday weekend.
In all the fuss over its lush single soundstage, Anna Karenina forgot its most important component: the complexity of its titular character.
Carax’s absurdist french flick suffers a bout of automotive genius.
The incorrigible British Secret Service agent may be an aging globetrotter with low technological proficiency, but he’s far from retiring.
Daniel Day-Lewis’s transcendent performance as the 16th president of the United States leads the resonant (and relevant) film.
There will be blood, brothels, and a roguish Russell Crowe in The Man with the Iron Fists.
The men of FilmDrunk Frotcast, a podcast that delivers movie news and hilarity, pick apart Schwarzenegger flick at Doc.
Steeped in reality, Ira Sachs’s latest film is a brutally honest rumination on a deteriorating relationship.
In Cloud Atlas Hanks, Berry, and Sturgess travel to the post-apocalyptic future and back again, as reflected in the film’s run-time.
McDonagh’s new film offers a stellar cast, but crumbles under the male gaze.
Twists, turns, and and a bevy of excitement in Hollywood’s latest futuristic yarn, this time starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis.
The protagonist, Charlie, says, “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
Movies aren’t just filmed in Chicago, we have silver screens, too
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Summer films to whet every cinematic appetite.
Brit Marling’s latest film cements the indie auteur’s growing talent.
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s latest collaboration is strangely lackluster.
From ‘The Avengers’ to the revenge of Will Smith’s career, exciting new flicks are in store for spring.
New biopic doesn’t quite do activist Aung San Suu Kyi justice.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi gives foodies and film buffs plenty to chew on.
Chicago International Movies and Music Festival blurs the line between two distinct artistic mediums..
In its new 3D incarnation, “Titanic” is still going on and on and on.
“Girls,” the new show on HBO, is not a Sex and the City for the younger crowd.
Hollywood’s latest happenings.
“Mirror, Mirror” does its best to ruin a fairytale classic.