A series on the most overlooked films of 2022 with three films from a different writer in each installment. Nell Minow picks two biographies and an old-fashioned thriller.
A tribute to the director of Five Easy Pieces and The King of Marvin Gardens.
A tribute to film critic Michael Wilmington, former critic for the Chicago Tribune and BOD member of the Chicago Film Critics Association.
On three profile docs from TIFF 2021 about Kenny G, Jacques Cousteau, and Alanis Morisette.
An appreciation of Lincoln, its theatrical roots, and how it merges the voices of Tony Kushner and Steven Spielberg.
Thoughts on a few films and a larger conversation with the director Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn about the state of cinema.
A feature analyzing John Ford's Sergeant Rutledge, and its place in the history of the Western.
A tribute to the late director and cinema historian, Bertrand Tavernier.
A look back at RKO 281, a previous film about the making of Citizen Kane.
A critic looks at the best film scores of the 2010s.
An interview with director Rob Garver about his Pauline Kael documentary, What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael.
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.
A review of new films by Terrence Malick and Corneliu Porumboiu.
The RE staff on some of their favorite performances of 2018.
An interview with the writer/director duo behind Damsel, a subversive Western starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska.