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Zombieland: Double Tap

The vast majority of sequels are unnecessary, but Zombieland: Double Tap feels particularly so, especially coming out a decade after the original.

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Beyond the human need to hear and see these stories, it’s a beautifully shot documentary that’s as stunning as the images are harrowing.

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"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Fantastic Fungi Runs October 18-24 at Chicago's Gene Siskel Film Center

An article about the week-long run of Louie Schwartzberg's documentary, "Fantastic Fungi," at Chicago Gene Siskel Film Center.


Amazon's Anthology Series Modern Love Treats Love like a Brand

A review of the new Amazon series, premiering October 18.

Festivals & Awards

TIFF 2019: The Kingmaker, Desert One, Collective

The Toronto International Film Festival had no shortages of movies where facts won out over fictional narratives.


Home Entertainment Guide: October 17, 2019

The latest on streaming and Blu-ray, including Crawl, Annabelle Comes Home, Midsommar, and a great Criterion box set of Von Sternberg films.

Balder and Dash

The Steven Soderbergh Single-Year Double Feature

The Soderbergh single-year double feature has been a fixture of the director’s work for nearly 20 years.

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Joker: Dark Phoenix

An FFC takes a look at the stunning performance at the center of Todd Phillips' Joker and what the film says about heroes, villains, and the people caught in the middle.

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CIFF 2019: Preview of the 55th Chicago International Film Festival

An extensive preview of the films being shown at the 55th annual Chicago International Film Festival.

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NYFF 2019: A Year of Milestones

This year’s festival was one of the strongest I’ve ever witnessed.

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Bright Wall/Dark Room October 2019: A New Spirit for '75! by Ethan Warren

An essay about Martin Scorsese's Rolling Thunder Revue, as excerpted from the online magazine Bright Wall/Dark Room.


Bong Joon-ho on the Themes and Crafts of His Must-See Film, Parasite

An interview with director Bong Joon-ho about one the year's biggest cinematic sensations, Parasite.

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What to Watch for Indigenous Peoples' Day

The experts sound off on what films to watch in honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day.


The Truth Will Out Eventually: The Laundromat Writers on Turning Global Financial Fraud into A Sharply Comic Wild Tale

An interview with screenwriter Scott Z. Burns and author Jake Bernstein about The Laundromat.