Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Despite flashes of inspiration, this sequel to the unexpectedly compelling Maleficent can't seem to get out of its own way.
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Our Managing Editor and staff give some love to Music Box on its 90th birthday.
An article about the July 14th gala honoring Chicago International Film Festival founder and CEO Michael Kutza.
An article about the retirement of Cinema/Chicago founder and CEO Michael Kutza.
Greta Gerwig is the fifth woman to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Director.
Chaz Ebert reflects on her experiences as a member of the U.S. documentary jury at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
An article announcing the jury members of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
The 25 films we're most excited to see during the fall of 2017.
An interview with co-writers Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani about the rom-com based on their love story, "The Big Sick."
An interview with co-writer/actor/producer Jake Johnson about "Win It All," now playing on Netflix.
Matt writes: In his list ranking the best films of 1987, Roger Ebert included Taylor Hackford’s “Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock and Roll!,” calling it “the year's best musical documentary, a rollicking and sometimes revealing record of the attempt by Rolling Stone Keith Richards to stage a 60th birthday concert for Berry, at which the pioneer of rock and roll would at last be accompanied by a well-rehearsed backup band.” After Berry passed away last weekend, our critic Glenn Kenny penned an insightful obituary that paid tribute to Hackford’s film. “Aside from being a superb portrait of Berry—and of Richards, whose intelligence and clear devotion to music here belies his sometime rap as a wizened five-string-zombie,” wrote Kenny, “[it] is one of the great rock and roll documentaries.” And of Berry, Kenny argued, “For all the great things he achieved, he deserves to be the fifth face on Mount Rushmore.”
An interview with the stars of Warren Beatty's Rules Don't Apply, Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins.
A review of Joe Swanberg's Netflix series, "Easy."
We are thrilled to announce that Steve James' acclaimed documentary about the life and legacy of Roger Ebert, 2014's "Life Itself," has been nominated this year for a Best Documentary Emmy by the National Academy of Television Broadcast Arts & Sciences. Produced by CNN Films and Kartemquin Films, the documentary was broadcast all over the country, thus making it eligible for Emmy consideration. It also garnered another nomination for Outstanding Editing. The the 37th annual News & Documentary Emmy awards will be held at the Lincoln Center in New York City on September 21, 2016.
An interview with writer/director Jeff Baena about his indie blockbuster "Joshy."
An article about Elevated Films Chicago's screening of "Little Men" on July 14th.
A preview of the 2016 version of the Chicago film lovers' event, including more than two dozen Chicago premieres.
Albert Brooks on "Defending Your Life"; Profile of Frank Sinatra Jr.; Comic Con on the couch; Sean J.S. Jourdan on "Teddy Boy"; Sterling Hayden's towering screen presence.
An interview with director Amy Seimetz about "The Girlfriend Experience."
A report on Newcity's Film 50 2015 list.
A book review of "I Lost It At the Video Store" by Tom Roston
A piece on the Chicago-based screening series known as Elevated Films.
An interview with Parker Posey, star of "Irrational Man."
A preview of the Chicago Critics Film Festival, featuring "The End of the Tour," "Me & Earl & the Dying Girl," "The Overnight," "Digging For Fire," "Results," and much more!
An interview with Noah Baumbach, writer/director of "While We're Young."
A report on six films from Sundance 2015, including "The D Train," "Partisan," and "Sleeping with Other People."