On a journey from blinding light to a kindly cyclops, Steven Spielberg simplifies his own early life in “The Fabelmans,” in gestures as brisk as the flick of a wrist.
The sequel to Rian Johnson’s 2019 worldwide theatrical success mystery-comedy, “Knives Out” opens for a week’s limited engagement in theaters before nestling into its worldwide Christmas berth on Netflix.
“Pinocchio,” “Love, Charlie” and “Holy Spider.” Plus, the week’s trove of repertory and revival includes Spike Lee’s “Malcolm X”; Daisy von Scherler Mayer’s period popper “Party Girl”; Olivier Assayas’ haunted “Personal Shopper”; Gaspar Noé’s lysergic nightmare of love and loss, “Enter The Void”; “RRR,” disclaimer and all; and W. C. Fields in “It’s A Gift” in 35mm.
All the highlights at Music Box, Siskel and Doc Films, and then of course “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
A bold celebration of “The Godfather” turning fifty with a live accompaniment with a sixty-one-piece orchestra by the Chicago Philharmonic.
A cavalcade of festivals begins this week, including Black Harvest Film Festival at Siskel; the thirty-fourth Polish Film Festival in America, and the thirty-ninth Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. Plus film recommendations for this week.
Auteurs both old and new(er) fill November screens.
Fantastic films across the city…
The elder novelist has spun plain expressions blasted and swirled alongside righteous rococo. His characters spend time in monotone. Their habits cannot be broken, will not be smashed, the wild integrity of path and pattern. Habit. When the habit is broken, fear fetches up.
Halloween is approaching. Horror abounds.