A sex video, shown in explicit detail, could be the least provocative element of Radu Jude’s bristling comedy-drama-essay film. Barbed, funny, and at times offhandedly savage and brutal, the movie is in control yet also at wit’s end.
Marvel mixes it up.
Marvel’s “The Eternals,” Tom Hanks in “Finch,” and “The Beta Test” at the Music Box. Plus fall festivals feature: Black Harvest at Siskel, Chicago Underground and Doc Chicago. Chicago Humanities Festival has a special film presentation; and Kino Cult offers a raft of goodies, gratis.
A super-duper simulacrum of psychological thrillers past with a troubled young woman in perpetual peril to bloody result.
“Last Night in Soho” and “Antlers” open wide. Reviews of “French Dispatch” and “Dune: Part One.” Plus news and awards from many Chicago film festivals.
As spectacle, “Dune: Part One” betrays a mighty appreciation for brutalist architecture exploded across millennia.
Wes Anderson’s long-delayed “The French Dispatch”; Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” trilogy; “Possession, “Nadja” and three notable documentaries. The second edition of the AfterImage Film Festival runs October 21-24 in St. Charles.
The fifty-seventh Chicago International Film Festival runs through Sunday, October 24. And, Michael Caplan’s “Algren” has its Chicago theatrical run beginning this week via Music Box virtual cinema. Several movies open Friday, including David Gordon Green’s “Halloween Kills,” Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel,” Mia Hansen-Løve’s “Bergman Island” and Todd Haynes’ “Velvet Underground.”
Five documentaries in the fifty-seventh Chicago International Film Festival are products of Chicago and Chicagoans. We asked each filmmaker to tell us about their movie and to put it into a Chicago context.