The multiple twists, double-crosses and leaps in logic are more likely to prompt giggles than gasps, despite the impressive production values and the earnest efforts…
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A review of Joe Swanberg's Netflix series, "Easy."
We are thrilled to announce that Steve James' acclaimed documentary about the life and legacy of Roger Ebert, 2014's "Life Itself," has been nominated this year for a Best Documentary Emmy by the National Academy of Television Broadcast Arts & Sciences. Produced by CNN Films and Kartemquin Films, the documentary was broadcast all over the country, thus making it eligible for Emmy consideration. It also garnered another nomination for Outstanding Editing. The the 37th annual News & Documentary Emmy awards will be held at the Lincoln Center in New York City on September 21, 2016.
An interview with writer/director Jeff Baena about his indie blockbuster "Joshy."
An article about Elevated Films Chicago's screening of "Little Men" on July 14th.
A preview of the 2016 version of the Chicago film lovers' event, including more than two dozen Chicago premieres.
Albert Brooks on "Defending Your Life"; Profile of Frank Sinatra Jr.; Comic Con on the couch; Sean J.S. Jourdan on "Teddy Boy"; Sterling Hayden's towering screen presence.
An interview with director Amy Seimetz about "The Girlfriend Experience."
A report on Newcity's Film 50 2015 list.
A book review of "I Lost It At the Video Store" by Tom Roston
A piece on the Chicago-based screening series known as Elevated Films.
An interview with Parker Posey, star of "Irrational Man."
A preview of the Chicago Critics Film Festival, featuring "The End of the Tour," "Me & Earl & the Dying Girl," "The Overnight," "Digging For Fire," "Results," and much more!
An interview with Noah Baumbach, writer/director of "While We're Young."
A report on six films from Sundance 2015, including "The D Train," "Partisan," and "Sleeping with Other People."
A Sundance dispatch on "I Am Michael," "True Story," "Mississippi Grind" and "Digging For Fire".
Our most anticipated films of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Joe Swanberg is not only not going away but he's entering a new phase of his career.
Paul Apted dies; The neo-liberal rhetoric of trauma; Universe may be a hologram; Skyler Page out of Cartoon Network; Indie filmmakers in conversation.
A guide to new releases On Demand and through streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Fandor.
Oliver Stone will never give up. "Under the Skin" star on stigmas; Ron Howard reflects on his career; "Breaking the Waves" arrives on Blu-ray; A look back at "National Velvet."
Sam Fragoso ranks all 22 films he saw at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Marie writes: There was a time when Animation was done by slaves with a brush in one hand and a beer in the other. Gary Larson's "Tales From the Far Side" (1994) was such a project. I should know; I worked on it. Produced by Marv Newland at his Vancouver studio "International Rocketship", it first aired as a CBS Halloween special (Larson threw a party for the crew at the Pan Pacific Hotel where we watched the film on a big screen) and was later entered into the 1995 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix. It spawned a sequel "Tales From the Far Side II" (1997) - I worked on that too. Here it is, below.
A quiet story of incestuous desire told with deadpan precision and a fair share of subliminal humor, "The Unspeakable Act" marks its writer-director's long-awaited cinematic breakthrough. Even though New York-based Dan Sallitt (born 1955) has been making movies from the mid-1980s on (he had three under his belt before this one), his media presence has been unduly under-the-radar throughout that period. With the new movie scooping The Independent Visions Prize at the 2012 Sarasota Film Festival, and then being picked up by Edinburgh, Karlovy Vary and - most notably - BAMcinemaFest (where it plays 24 June at 9:30 PM), it's high time to put Sallitt on the map of highly original independent American filmmakers, which is where he'd belonged right from the start.