A wild whirlwind of a mess, without any coherence, without even a guiding principle.
An essay on the Elaine May film A New Leaf, as excerpted from the latest issue of Bright Wall/Dark Room.
As a boy in Mexico City whose parents struggled to get by, the United States carried such magical connotation in my imagination.
An article about the re-release of Gregory Nava's "El Norte" on Sunday, September 15th, kicking off a week of special coverage in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Chicago Film Critics Association is saddened to report the loss of two of our members, David Schultz and Andrea Gronvall.
An article about the second annual Ebert Symposium, "Creating an Inclusive Cinema and Media Ecosystem," scheduled for Friday, September 27th at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
A review of a new cinematic video game, Man of Medan.
An interview with the writer/director of Squirrel, and a presentation of the short film.
An in-depth preview on the classic noir films that will be playing at Chicago's Music Box Theater from Sept. 6-12.
An appreciation of three films that opened on Labor Day 2006 that weren't screened for critics but have developed quite a following of their own.
The first theatrical feature film written and directed by David Chase, the creator of “The Sopranos,” this is an autobiographical tale about the formation of an artistic sensibility. John Magaro plays Doug Damiano, a northern New Jersey teenager whose father Pat (James Gandolfini) is a hot-tempered Archie Bunker-style reactionary who suffers from psoriasis, and whose mother Antoinette (Molly Price) is a depressive who regularly threatens to kill herself. The movie is narrated by Doug’s sister Evelyn, played by Meg Guzulescu, in the manner of a third-person novel, packing a television season’s worth of incident into an hour and 50 minutes yet somehow never feeling rushed.