Jan 10, 2014
A roundup of new and notable movies playing in Chicago between January 10 and 16
By Ben Sachs
Opening, Film, Movies, Lone Survivor, Peter Berg, war movies, August: Osage County, Tracy Letts, The Past, Asgar Farhadi, A Separation, Papadopoulos & Sons, Greek Film Fest Chicago, Stranger Than Fiction, Gene Siskel Film Center, A Song for You, Spilled Water, These Birds Walk, The Selfish Giant, Clio Barnard, The Arbor, Music Box Theatre, Chicago Filmmakers, Links Hall, Lincoln Hall, Joseph R. Lewis, Extinct Entities Festival, Chester N. Turner, Tales From the Quadead Zone, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, David Lynch, Doc Films, Katherine Hepburn, Morning Glory, A Bill of Divorcement, Sisters, Brian De Palma, Ingmar Bergman, Persona, Cries and Whispers, Arsenic and Old Lace, Changing Husbands, Frank Capra, Cecil B. DeMille, Video
Feb 28, 2013
The director of
The Warriors has become so alien to contemporary American cinema that his movies feel new again.
By Ben Sachs
On Video, Shots Fired, Film, Walter Hill, Southern Comfort, The Driver, The Warriors, Bullet to the Head, Doc Films, Chicago Cinema Society, Roger Ebert, Vietnam War, Johnny Handsome, Brion James, war movies, John Carpenter, Samuel Fuller, Neveldine/Taylor
Jul 10, 2009
Kathryn Bigelow's heart-stopping war movie is being showered with accolades, all deserved. Also this week: Bruno, the Chicago premiere of Godard's Made in U.S.A., and a brooding (what else?) documentary on Beethoven.
By J.R. Jones
Film, Movies, Sacha Baron Cohen, Orson Welles, Jean-Luc Godard, Gene Siskel Film Center, Iraq War, In Search of Mozart, Phil Grabsky, Doc Films, Fritz Lang, war movies, Kathryn Bigelow, Fred Camper, Bank of America Cinema, Bruno, The Hurt Locker, In Search of Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven, Made in U.S.A., 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her, Blood: The Last Vampire, Favorite Son, How Much Does the Trojan Horse Weigh?, I Love You, Beth Cooper, Loot Darius Marder, Chimes at Midnight, Sergei Eisentein, Ivan the Terrible, Facets Night School, Joseph von Sternberg, The Scarlet Empress, Scarlet Street
Sep 21, 2007
Is the American public too close to the war in Iraq, as a Trib teaser suggests? Or is it the opposite?