Don't Think Twice
Mike Birbiglia's beautiful, sneakily profound comedy shows a world where "Yes, and ... " is the default.
Matt Fagerholm is an Assistant Editor at Ebert
Publishing and is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. He
spent four years writing film reviews and interviews for
HollywoodChicago.com and has contributed to a variety of publications
including Time Out Chicago, The A.V. Club and Magill's Cinema Annual. His writing/editing experience includes serving as Assistant A&E Editor at the Columbia Chronicle and a full-time writer at the Woodstock Independent. He is a monthly guest on Vocalo radio's The Morning AMp program, and is also the founder of Indie Outlook, a blog and podcast featuring
exclusive interviews with some of the most exciting voices in modern
independent filmmaking. Follow him on Twitter at @IndieOutlook.
An interview with Kathleen Reinmuth and Cathy Rock, the subjects of "Inquiring Nuns."
Politics of the new "Ghostbusters"; The Suskinds on "Life, Animated"; Restoring the "Chinatown" score; Bryan McMahan on "Knight of Cups"; Netflix could save "The Little Prince."
An interview with Bret Wood, producer of Kino Lorber's "Pioneers of African-American Cinema" set.
An interview with "Life, Animated" director Roger Ross Williams and producer Julie Goldman.
Second movie is biggest career hurdle; Filmmakers of "The Videoblogs"; In defense of "The Purge"; Chatting with Michael Ballhaus; Profile of Jesse Eisenberg.
An article about Elevated Films Chicago's screening of "Little Men" on July 14th.
Matt writes: Abbas Kiarostami, who passed away July 4th at age 76, was one of the great masters of the cinematic art form. I'll never forget the experience of watching his 1990 landmark, "Close-Up," in its pristine Criterion edition, or becoming entranced by his 2010 masterwork, "Certified Copy," when I first saw it on the big screen. Patrick Z. McGavin wrote a beautiful tribute to Kiarostami, as did Godfrey Cheshire, who reflected on his friendship with the icon. Various staff members at RogerEbert.com also pitched in to offer their own remembrances in a lovely multi-voice piece.
My dinner with Michael Cimino; Emily Ratajkowski's naked ambition; When Disney got trippy; Filmmakers are fans of TCM; Diversity ignores the disabled in Hollywood.
An interview with Matt Ross, writer/director of "Captain Fantastic."
The life of Olivia de Havilland; Sitting down to make a stand; My visit to LAIKA; Scars that bleed and wounds that heal; Mimi Leder on "The Leftovers."