“The Problem With Jon Stewart,” “No Time to Die,” “The Many Saints Of Newark,” and the Music Box brings a month of horrors to the drive-in. Plus, looking toward this month’s Chicago International Film Festival, we talk Chicago-style filmmaking with the filmmakers behind Kartemquin’s “For The Left Hand.”
Highlights opening in October
A few words from French filmmaker Julia Ducournau on “Titane”; brief thoughts on “The Addams Family 2,” “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” and “The Many Saints of Newark.”
Why don’t we all have a song in our heart
“Dear Evan Hansen” is a mood and a sensation that is precise and sloppy, wholly alarming, capturing the fact, the act of dissociation as daily reactivity.
“Dear Evan Hansen” makes the leap from the Broadway stratosphere and Full Spectrum Features and Chicago Underground, the world’s oldest underground film festival align.
Clint Eastwood is starring in “Cry Macho”; Dash Shaw’s animated “Cryptozoo,” slays and stays in the mind ; “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” with Jessica Chastain and Kazik Radwanski’s terse, oblique character study of a diffident young Canadian woman, “Anne at 13,000 Ft.”
The Gene Siskel Film Center reopened in early August after nearly a year-and-a-half of dark screens with a new director of programming, Rebecca Fons, looking toward the light.
Three of the world’s longest-running film festivals call Chicago home.
Opening this week: “First Reformed”‘s Paul Schrader’s this-is-not-a-swan-song “The Card Counter”; James Wan’s “Malignant”; Bassam Tariq’s “Mogul Mowgli”; the year-in-lockdown auteur omnibus “Year of the Everlasting Storm.”