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Banana Split

The film looks beautiful, using natural locations and available light, all of which creates a real sense of the environment.

The Scheme

There may be no March Madness this year but there’s something truly insane related to college basketball this Tuesday.

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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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Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood Leads Chicago Critics Nominations

Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood" led the 2019 Chicago Film Critics Association nominees with nine, including Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, and Original Screenplay. Fellow Best Picture nominees "The Irishman" and "Little Women" claimed eight, while "Marriage Story" and "Parasite" nabbed seven each. 

RogerEbert.com Editor Brian Tallerico is the President of the CFCA and writer Peter Sobczynski is a BOD member. Publisher Chaz Ebert and Assistant Editors Nick Allen and Matt Fagerholm are also members. Other site contributors in the CFCA include Allison Shoemaker, Collin Souter, and Mark Dujsik.

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MILOS STEHLIK BREAKTHROUGH FILMMAKER AWARD
Mati Diop, "Atlantics"
Alma Har’el, "Honey Boy"
Joe Talbot, "The Last Black Man in San Francisco"
Lulu Wang, "The Farewell"
Olivia Wilde, "Booksmart"

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER
Julia Butters, "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood"
Roman Griffin Davis, "Jojo Rabbit"
Julia Fox, "Uncut Gems"
Aisling Franciosi, "The Nightingale"
Taylor Russell, "Waves"


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Roger Deakins, "1917"
Jarin Blashke, "The Lighthouse"
Robert Richardson, "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood"
Hong Kyung Pyo, "Parasite"
Claire Mathon, "Portrait of a Lady on Fire"


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Thomas Newman, "1917"
Alexandre Desplat, "Little Women"
Randy Newman, "Marriage Story"
Daniel Lopatin, "Uncut Gems"
Michael Abels, 'Us"


BEST ART DIRECTION
"1917" | "Knives Out" | "Little Women" | "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood" | "Parasite"

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
"Dolemite is My Name" | "Little Women" | "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood" | "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" | "Rocketman"


BEST USE OF VISUAL EFFECTS
"1917" | "Ad Astra" | "Avengers: Endgame" | "The Irishman" | "Midsommar"


BEST EDITING
"1917" | "The Irishman" | "Little Women" | "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood" | "Uncut Gems"

BEST ANIMATED FILM
"Frozen 2" | "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" | "I Lost My Body" | "Missing Link" | "Toy Story 4"

BEST DOCUMENTARY
"American Factory" | "Apollo 11" | "For Sama" | "Hail Satan?" | "Honeyland"


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
"The Farewell" | "Pain and Glory" | "Parasite" | "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" | "Transit"

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
"The Farewell" by Lulu Wang
"Knives Out" by Rian Johnson
"Marriage Story" by Noah Baumbach
"Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood" by Quentin Tarantino
"Parasite" by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won

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BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster
"Hustlers" by Lorene Scafaria
"The Irishman" by Steven Zaillian
"Jojo Rabbit" by Taika Waititi
"Little Women" by Greta Gerwig

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tom Hanks, "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"
Shia Labeouf, "Honey Boy"
Al Pacino, "The Irishman"
Joe Pesci, "The Irishman"
Brad Pitt, "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cho Yeo Jeong, "Parasite'
Laura Dern, "Marriage Story"
Jennifer Lopez, "Hustlers"
Florence Pugh, "Little Women"
Zhao Shuzhen, "The Farewell"

BEST ACTOR
Antonio Banderas, "Pain and Glory"
Robert De Niro, "The Irishman"
Adam Driver, "Marriage Story"
Joaquin Phoenix, "Joker"
Adam Sandler, "Uncut Gems"

BEST ACTRESS
Awkwafina, "The Farewell"
Scarlett Johansson, "Marriage Story"
Elisabeth Moss, "Her Smell"
Lupita Nyong'o, "Us"
Renée Zellweger, "Judy"

BEST DIRECTOR
Noah Baumbach, "Marriage Story"
Bong Joon Ho, "Parasite"
Greta Gerwig, "Little Women"
Martin Scorsese, "The Irishman"
Quentin Tarantino, "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood'

BEST PICTURE
"The Irishman" | "Little Women" | "Marriage Story" | "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood" | "Parasite"

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