Some Kind of Heaven
(Streaming via Facets, Siskel, starts January 22)
Lance Oppenheim observes Florida’s The Villages, the otherworldly retirement resort for over 130,000 seniors.
The Salt of Tears
(Streaming via Siskel, starts January 22)
The seventy-two-year-old French anatomist of callow youth (and equally callow elders) in love returns with another exquisite miniature.
News of the World
Paul Greengrass directs Tom Hanks in a brooding variation on “The Searchers” that draws on newsgathering in the Old West.
The White Tiger
(Netflix, January 22)
Ramin Bahrani opens up Aravind Adiga’s 2008 novel about an ambitious Indian driver and explores the psychological ramifications of servitude.
The Little Things
(HBO Max, January 29-February 28)
John Lee Hancock’s neo-noir charts rural cop Denzel Washington tracking a serial killer in seamy, sultry Los Angeles. With Rami Malek,Jared Leto. The Warner Bros. release will play in some theaters as well as going direct to streaming.
Ray Pride is Newcity’s film critic and a contributing editor to Filmmaker magazine.
His history of Chicago “Ghost Signs” in words and images will be published in Spring 2022.