Hou Hsiao-hsien works wistful magic in three stories played by the same pair of actors.
New films (and a few classics) to watch in November.
The performances are brilliant, soft and hard, and director Bong Joon-ho is adoring but unsparing.
Todd Phillips has finagled what genre director Phil Karlson called “little pieces of truth” into “Joker.”
Meryl Streep falls into the Panama Papers in Steven Soderbergh’s comic essay film on international finance.
The staff of Chicago International talk philosophy as the film fest turns fifty-five.
One of Bresson’s greatest; two versions of Hemingway’s “The Killers”; Nina Menke’s essential “Queen of Diamonds”; Almodóvar and Antonio Banderas; and an early 70s horror gem.
Both the Illinois Film Office and Chicago Film Office got new bosses in 2019.
What if there was intelligent life at the farthest reaches of the studio system?
The hope of capturing historical present tense is like expecting to perform a delicate operation on a runaway train.