Film Search | Chicago Reader

You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

  • Author

  • Rating

  • Show only

  • All Together Now
  • All Together Now

    On the surface, the latest feature from Brett Haley (All the Bright Places, Hearts Beat Loud), doesn’t sound like your typical Netflix coming-of-age movie. more...
    • Tags:
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Bohemian Rhapsody (PG-13)

    There’s a scene in Bohemian Rhapsody the movie where the screen fills with negative reviews of “Bohemian Rhapsody” the song, with the phrase “perfectly adequate” sticking out. more...
  • Cold of Kalandar
  • Cold of Kalandar

    Quiet and slow-burning, Cold of Kalandar is a story of poverty and a family’s struggle for survival and redemption. more...
    • Tags:
  • Color Out of Space

    There’s something for everyone in director Richard Stanley’s screen adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft short story “The Color Out of Space.” The film successfully sticks to the source material while simultaneously modernizing it by combining elements of body horror with the cosmic horror of the original text. more...
  • Crazy About Her
  • Crazy About Her

    Crazy About Her, the latest installment in Netflix’s romantic comedies, follows writer Adri (Álvaro Cervantes) and Carla (Susana Abaitua), who after a spontaneous night together, agree to never see one another again. more...
  • Don't Let Go
  • Don't Let Go (R)

    Writer and director Jacob Estes (The Details) is back with Don’t Let Go, a new film that's part thriller and part mystery and follows Los Angeles detective Jack Radcliff (David Oyelowo) as he investigates the murder of his brother, sister-in-law, and beloved niece, Ashley (brilliantly played by Storm Reid). more...
  • The Etruscan Smile

    Based on José Luis Sampedro's best-selling novel, The Etruscan Smile is the heart-wrenching directorial debut of Mihal Brezis and Oded Binnun. more...
    • Tags:
  • Facing the Wind

    Meritxell Colell Aparicio's directorial debut honors the village of her grandparents and the way its culture disappears with their passing. more...
    • Tags:
  • Happiest Season
  • Happiest Season

    Happiest Season, director and cowriter Clea DuVall’s semi-autobiographical film, is the latest installment in the holiday romantic comedy catalogue. more...
  • Holy Boom
  • Holy Boom

    In this Greek drama directed by Maria Lafi, four strangers, who live in the same Athens neighborhood but hardly interact, connect after their neighborhood post box explodes. more...
    • Tags:
  • Horse Girl
  • Horse Girl (R)

    Cowritten by Alison Brie and director Jeff Baena, Horse Girl starts off as a basic quirky indie rom-com about a socially awkward girl named Sarah (Brie) who loves horses and supernatural shows starring Matthew Gray Gubler. more...
  • Little
  • Little (PG-13)

    The plot of Tina Gordon’s Little is nothing new: it’s a take on the body-swap comedies that flourished in the 1980s. more...
  • Mapplethorpe

    In her first scripted feature, documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner attempts to tell the story of Robert Mapplethorpe, the queer photographer known for his powerful yet controversial black-and-white images of BDSM and gay sex, but Timoner falls short of capturing what made Mapplethorpe so daring. more...