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  • The Banker
  • The Banker (R)

    Between the Trump family and Wall Street corruption, it can be hard for modern moviegoers to imagine real estate moguls and bankers as heroes in any setting. more...
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  • Beastie Boys Story
  • Beastie Boys Story

    As Beastie Boys Story opens in a live theater setting it begs the question of whether we’re in for little more than a hip-hop TED Talk, but it’s soon clear that the forum is more suitable for the group to tell their tale than the standard talking-head-filled music doc. more...
  • Being Frank
  • Being Frank

    In some ways, the 90s are the best decade in which to set a complex family tale: many of its conveniences and cultural touchstones remain, and there’s no need to navigate the impact of social media and smartphones on domestic life. more...
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  • Botero
  • Botero

    Born in Medellín, Colombia, in 1932, painter and sculptor Fernando Botero is arguably the world’s most recognized living artist. more...
  • Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero
  • Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero

    In the midst of that all-too-brief period in the 90s when strange, noisy rock was at the apex of pop culture, Brainiac (also spelled 3RA1N1AC) stood out for their electrifying live shows and futuristic synth-fueled, punk-riddled sonic experiments that sometimes felt like they could’ve been beamed down from an alien spaceship. more...
  • Citizen K
  • Citizen K

    Citizen K is Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a Russian oligarch turned lynchpin of the anti-Putin movement after facing what many view as politically motivated criminal charges and serving over a decade in prison. more...
  • The City That Sold America

    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, a daily glass of OJ, and regular toothbrushing (though not just before drinking the juice) are ubiquitous in American life—and they're all inventions of Chicago admen. more...
  • The Coldest Game

    You’d expect a film that involves espionage and a high-stakes chess tournament during the height of the Cold War to leave you on the edge of your seat. more...
  • Deathgasm
  • Deathgasm

    Plenty of hard rock and heavy-metal-themed movies successfully celebrate and satirize the culture that inspired them, but others kinda miss the mark. more...
  • The Dirt
  • The Dirt

    If you ever wondered if there was anything more to Mötley Crüe than scuzzy glam metal and shallow, ego-driven debauchery, The Dirt, the new biopic based on the band’s no-holds-barred collective autobiography of the same name, will not answer your question—not that anyone’s watching for that reason. more...
  • Foosballers

    Most people think of foosball as a game that’s played casually in someone’s basement or the occasional dive bar, but for some it's a way of life. more...
  • Heavy Trip
  • Heavy Trip (NR)

    Turo is the singer in a metal band that’s been practicing regularly for 12 years but has never played a gig; he’s so anxious about performing for an audience that he throws up at the mere suggestion. more...
  • Image Employment

    As part of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago exhibition Re:Working, “Image Employment” is a curated short film showcase that presents three profoundly different looks at the relationships between technology, capitalism, labor, and humanity from around the world. more...