A preview of the 39th Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, featuring reviews of "Boulevard! A Hollywood Story," "Firebird," "Jump, Darling," "Sweetheart" and "North by Current."
Matt writes: For those moviegoers who feel secure enough to return to movie theaters, there is no picture currently in release that provides a more exuberant "welcome back to the big screen" moment than the very first scene of Leos Carax's latest Cannes prize-winner, "Annette." It's a wildly audacious musical written by the Sparks Brothers that stars Adam Driver in a tour de force performance as a deeply disturbed (and disturbing) comedian in love.
Lynch's 1999 film reminds us that everyone’s beliefs come from somewhere, and it’s worth trying to find out what that somewhere is.
Matt writes: On our annual Day4 Empathy commemorating the passing of Roger Ebert, our site's publisher Chaz Ebert penned a beautiful message wishing readers health, safety and compassion during the COVID-19 pandemic, while managing editor Brian Tallerico republished Roger's reviews of various films that we're watching during the quarantine. I later joined my fellow writers in recommending the films and shows we've been streaming at home (my choice was Hulu's addictive new series "Little Fires Everywhere," starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington).
An interview with director Rob Garver about his Pauline Kael documentary, What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael.