Top Gun: Maverick
(Opens May 27)
Three words: director Joseph Kosinski.
(Opens Friday, May 20)
Writer-director Alex Garland. Jessie Buckley. Cinematographer Rob Hardy. Nightmares made flesh. Yeah, yeah. Yeah!
The Chicago Critics Film Festival
(Music Box, May 13-19)
Chicago premieres of a raft of always well-curated fest-bests from the fall and winter, this year including new work from Terence Davies, Claire Denis and more films to be announced.
Haskell Wexler Centennial
(Siskel, May 4-31)
Celebrating the eye, heart and brain of Chicago’s own master cinematographer, including “Medium Cool,” “In The Heat Of The Night,” and “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Matewan,” and in 35mm, “Bound For Glory,” “Faces,” “The Thomas Crown Affair” and “The Conversation.”
Dr. Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness
(Opens Friday, May 6)
It still counts as a Sam Raimi joint, right?
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.