You Hurt My Feelings
(Opens Friday, May 26)
Hello, Nicole Holofcener. Hello, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Astonish us. Siskel previews on May 5, with earlier Holofcener gems “Enough Said” (May 3) and “Friends With Money” (May 1).
(Siskel, Tuesday, May 2)
Todd Haynes’ brutal, brutalizing “Safe” is a visionary look at inexplicable health calamities of the twentieth century, effectively presages plagues to come, a masterpiece boasting one of the great film performances. Julianne Moore, a small flickering flame called Carol, is sorrow and strength, fear and hope against hope.
Doc10 Film Festival
One year in the nonfiction realm. Ten picks. Chicago’s only all-doc film fest.
Chicago Critics Film Festival
Chicago’s only film festival programmed by critics: among new, curated attractions is a 35mm print honoring the fortieth anniversary of “The Right Stuff.”
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie
(May 12, Apple TV Plus)
Davis Guggenheim documents the latter-day life of Michael J. Fox.
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.