(In theaters, August 25)
Chicago… Chicago… Chicago…
(Siskel, Landmark Century, August 6; Amazon Prime August 20)
The Siskel reopens its doors to in-person screens with Leos Carax’s sixth full-length feature, a full-bore musical from an idea and songs from Sparks, the septuagenarian Mael brothers, with opera singer Ann (Marion Cotillard) giving birth to stand-up comedian Henry’s (Adam Driver) magical child of the title.
Don’t Breathe 2
(In theaters, August 13)
The Blind Man returns as “anti-villain,” as co-writer, co-producer Fede Alvarez describes the ever-angular Stephen Lang.
(Theaters and HBO Max, August 20)
Writer-producer-director Lisa Joy (“Westworld”) makes her feature debut with a self-penned sci-fi neo-noir showcasing Rebecca Ferguson, Hugh Jackman, Thandiwe Newton and Natalie Martinez. 1990s Warner Bros. lives!
(Theaters and Apple Plus streaming, August 13)
The 2021 virtual Sundance smash-sell ($25 million) heart-warmer opens on screens and streaming: in a remake of a 2014 French film, a child of deaf adults (CODA) in a Maine fishing family discovers she’s a good singer, even a musical prodigy.
Ray Pride is Newcity’s film critic and a contributing editor to Filmmaker magazine.
His multimedia history of Chicago “Ghost Signs” will be published soon. Previews of the project are on Twitter and on Instagram as Ghost Signs Chicago. More photography on Instagram.