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For fans of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Mountaintop is pretty much a must-see.

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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Ballad of Narayama

"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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Chaz's Journal

For My Birthday, I Celebrated Victory Gardens Theater

Chaz Ebert celebrated her birthday by honoring Victory Gardens Theater in October 2019.

Chaz's Journal

Thank You to the Cast of My Play, The Great Debate

An article highlighting the cast of Chaz Ebert's play, "The Great Debate."

Festivals & Awards

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.


Babak Anvari on the Many Mysteries of His Freaky Hulu Horror Film, Wounds

An interview with director Babak Anvari about his disturbing new relationship horror story, Wounds.

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.


Netflix’s Living with Yourself Offers Double the Rudd

A TV review of Netflix's Living with Yourself, starring Paul Rudd and Paul Rudd.

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.

Far Flungers

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.


HBO’s Watchmen is Like Nothing Else on Television

A review of HBO's mesmerizing Watchmen.

Festivals & Awards

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.

Festivals & Awards

NYFF 2019: A Year of Milestones

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