The Truffle Hunters
(Opens Friday, March 5)
Like an aromatic painting: the umami of the pursuit of the most rare of flavors.
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
(Hulu, streaming February 26)
Andra Day is stellar in Lee Daniels’ restrained telling of the travails of the great singer.
(Opens Friday, March 12)
Anthony Hopkins, losing it like no other acting elder, refuses caretakers to the dismay of family, including daughter Olivia Colman.
(Siskel, February 28-March 3)
Zeinabu irene Davis’ 1999 feature charts the romances of two Black couples at the end of the twentieth century, each comprised of a deaf woman and a hearing man; Davis’ innovative visual approaches “embrace the endless aesthetic possibilities of cinema itself.”
Godzilla vs. Kong
(March 31, theaters and 31 days on HBO Max)
Adam Wingard goes big and bigger on screens large and small, smaller in legendary matchup with a pleasingly giddy trailer.
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.