“Despite the director’s octogenarian frailties, his mastery has rarely been so vigorous, which makes the fatalist finale less a prophecy than a prayer.”
The idea of the frame and the perceived, remembered frame arises all the time, looking at movies and other narrative material on screens of all kinds.
Chicago’s Featherproof Press publishes a translation of the first volume of Luc Dardenne’s shooting diaries.
Hal Hartley expands on reclaiming a life making movies, including “Trust,” presented by the Chicago Film Society in a new 35mm print.
Saved from chock-a-block narrative impatience by the pure puppy-ness of Taron Egerton’s performance as Elton John.
Classics time with Cassavetes, Hartley, Jarmusch, Pasolini and Chicago Underground turning twenty-six.
The hush of intimacy could wreck you.
From beyond the grave, Raúl Ruiz channels the labyrinths of Jorge Luis Borges in comic-surrealist vignettes.
The world’s longest-running underground festival turns twenty-six; artistic director Bryan Wendorf picks shorts and talks programming philosophy.
Brash, raucous girl-centric one-night-of-trouble coming-of-age comedy is a stirring directorial debut for Olivia Wilde.