The Purge: Election Year
This pseudo-political horror-thriller is an ugly provocation, one that feels especially crass in light of national tragedies like the recent shooting in Orlando.
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A preview of the 2016 version of the Chicago film lovers' event, including more than two dozen Chicago premieres.
The latest and greatest on Blu-ray and streaming services, including "Brooklyn," "Freaks and Geeks," "Concussion," "The Bicycle Thieves," and more!
A report from SXSW on five noteworthy world premieres.
The writers of RogerEbert.com on some of our favorite performances of 2015.
Contributors to RogerEbert.com each list their favorite films of 2015.
The latest and greatest on Blu-ray, DVD, Netflix, and On Demand, including "Mad Max: Fury Road," "Two Days, One Night," "I'll See You in My Dreams," and "The Walking Dead".
A report from the August 2015 installment of the Midwest Independent Film Festival in Chicago.
An interview with the legendary star of the new I'll See You in My Dreams.
A review of HBO's Veep and Silicon Valley.
Highlights and schedule for the 2014 Chicago Critics Film Festival.
Marie writes: I've been watching a lot of old movies lately, dissatisfied in general with the poverty of imagination currently on display at local cinemas. As anyone can blow something up with CGI - it takes no skill whatsoever and imo, is the default mode of every hack working in Hollywood these days. Whereas making a funny political satire in the United States about a Russian submarine running aground on a sandbank near a small island town off the coast of New England in 1966 during the height of the Cold War - and having local townsfolk help them escape in the end via a convoy of small boats, thereby protecting them from US Navy planes until they're safely out to sea? Now that's creative and in a wonderfully subversive way....
Marie writes: Recently, a fellow artist and friend sent me the following photos featuring amazing glass mosaics. She didn't know who the artists were however - and which set me off on a journey to find out! I confess, the stairs currently continue to thwart me and thus remain a mystery, but I did uncover who created the "glass bottle doorway" and was surprised to learn both its location and the inspiration behind it. (click image.)
"I love music so much and I had such ambition that I was willing to go way beyond what the hell they paid me for. I wanted people to look at the artwork and hear the music." - Alex Steinweiss