(Opens Friday, November 18)
Paul Verhoeven’s return to the big screen is an assured black comedy of power in the modern world: shocking and thrilling and oh so funny. Plus, Isabelle Huppert at the height of her monstrous power to delight.
Manchester By The Sea
(Opens Friday, November 25)
After the protracted post-production and off-screen legal drama of the ragged but mighty “Margaret,” Kenneth Lonergan returns with a wrenchingly emotional family drama.
Daughters of the Dust
(Siskel, opens Friday, November 25)
Julie Dash’s long-unseen landmark 1991 drama of Gullah life on the South Carolina coast returns in a digital restoration.
(Siskel, opens Friday, November 18)
A few years in the life of three boys in a rural North Carolina town: Margaret Byrne’s documentary is bright and piercing.
The Love Witch
(Siskel, opens Friday November 25)
Anna Biller’s blissfully strange appropriation of the trappings of sexploitation, horror and high art is a rubicund marvel. Shown in 35mm.
Ray Pride is Newcity’s film critic and a contributing editor to Filmmaker magazine.
His multimedia history of Chicago “Ghost Signs” will be published later this year.