Film Search | Chicago Reader

You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

  • Author

  • Rating

  • Show only

  • The Achievers

    A quirky bunch of slackers and young professionals sharing an apartment find their relationships put to the test when their landlord threatens to evict them. more...
  • After the Apocalypse

    Searching for food and companionship, five mute survivors of a nuclear war roam a seemingly deserted urban wasteland. more...
  • The Age of Ignorance

    Instead of furthering the thoughtful examination of generational politics at the heart of his 2003 film The Barbarian Invasions, Canadian Denys Arcand reverts to facile satire in this glossy tale about a Walter Mitty-ish civil servant (Marc Labreche). more...
  • Aijo

    This experimental documentary by local filmmakers Hart Ginsburg and Dave Schmudde is part of their series that explores basic human needs and the resilience of people who are denied those things. more...
  • All About You

    If you haven't had your fill of stories about attractive single women in a world where all men are dogs, women who are shocked when the abrasive guy right under their noses turns out to be Mr. Right, here's one more for you. more...
  • The All-Around Reduced Personality—Redupers

    For all its attention to the mundane aspects of Berlin's politics and society, this 1978 film by writer-director Helke Sander can also be read as a sly take on the New German Cinema. more...
  • All Jacked Up

    Jennifer Mattox directed this ill-conceived documentary aimed at the MTV set about the corporate food industry's negative impact on teen health. more...
  • Alma Mater

    Hans Canosa's heavy-handed 2002 drama, set at Harvard in the autumn of 1963, features Will Lyman as an emotionally repressed English professor who engages in a secret affair with a male teaching assistant while his long-suffering wife pleads for greater intimacy. more...
  • Almost Brothers

    This 2004 Brazilian political drama follows two childhood friends whose lives intersect repeatedly over four decades despite their social backgrounds: Miguel was born to a middle-class white family, Jorge to black parents from the slums of Rio de Janeiro. more...
  • Along Came a Spider

    Morgan Freeman reprises his role as detective Alex Cross from Kiss the Girls (1997), this time trying to save a congressman's daughter from the clutches of a brilliant kidnapper (Michael Wincott) who seems more interested in toying with the authorities than in collecting his ransom. more...
  • Always Yours

    This Spanish exercise in noir lite (2007) centers on the doomed romantic relationship between two lowlifes, Alfredo (Ruben Ochandiano) and Lola (Flora Martinez), who get sucked into a criminal intrigue at the jazz club where they work. more...
  • Amargosa

    Todd Robinson wrote and directed this lavish 2000 documentary about Marta Becket, who gave up her life as a moderately successful dancer and artist in New York City in the early 1960s to renovate and reopen a small theater in the old borax-mining town of Death Valley Junction (population ten). more...
  • American Harmony

    The singing is glorious but the performances are all ham in Aengus James’s affable if routine documentary on the world of competitive barbershop quartets. more...