An article about the 57th Chicago International Film Festival, which runs Wednesday, October 13th, through Sunday, October 24th, and will host a fundraiser on Monday, September 13th.
Thoughts on three films from the unfolding Telluride Film Festival by Sean Baker, Mike Mills, and Joe Wright.
An interview with actor/filmmaker Melora Walters about her directorial efforts, Waterlily Jaguar and Drowning, as well as her performances in Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia and the Hulu series Pen15.
An interview with Dave Franco about his thrilling directorial debut, The Rental.
Chaz Ebert reports on "The Beguiled," "Good Time," "In the Fade" and more in her fifth video dispatch from Cannes 2017.
Matt writes: With the Academy Awards just weeks away, there appears to be a quartet of front-runners emerging in the acting races: Joaquin Phoenix in "Joker" for Best Actor, Renée Zellweger in "Judy" for Best Actress, Brad Pitt in "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood" for Best Supporting Actor and Laura Dern in "Marriage Story" for Best Supporting Actress.
As of this writing, Todd Phillips’ “Joker” has earned nearly $1 billion globally, making it one of the most successful comic book movies ever released. But the discourse surrounding it will outlive this moment. No comic book-derived film since “Black Panther” has sparked more commentary, although the discussion surrounding this one has been more oppositional than anything else, and clouded by bad faith on every side.