Film & TV

Drew Goddard’s “Bad Times at the El Royale,” released Oct. 12,  is the latest film in a routinely hit-or-miss genre, sure to give every mystery-loving, suspense-seeking moviegoer exactly what they’re looking for. The roads of …

Film & TV

“Father the Flame” is the documentary audiences never knew they needed to see.  Premiering Oct. 12 at the Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF), director Chad Terpstra and master pipemaker Lee Erck take viewers on a …

Film & TV

Heavy truths about race relations and equally chaotic adolescence collide in George Tillman Jr.’s (“Luke Cage,” “The Longest Ride”) newest young adult film adapted from Angie Thomas’ best-selling novel.  Starring Amandla Stenberg (“The Hunger Games,” …

Arts & Entertainment

Adrenaline junkies seeking a rush from the comfort of a movie theater seat, look no further — “Free Solo” has you covered.  The National Geographic documentary from directors and real-life couple Jimmy Chin and Chai …

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Season two of the Netflix original “American Vandal,” released Sept. 14, continues the show’s documentary play-acting executed so well in the show’s first season. This time around, it ups the ante with a larger cast, …

Film & TV

Drug addiction is in the spotlight this season as Hollywood prepares for the release of titles including “Beautiful Boy,” “A Star is Born” and “Ben Is Back.” Director Peter Hedges (“Pieces of April,” “Dan in …

Film & TV

Released Sept. 27, “Hell Fest” provides little thrill for hardcore and amateur viewers alike.  Following the predictable storyline viewers have seen time and time again, even audience members who’ve never seen a slasher will find …

Film & TV

Opposites attract in “A Simple Favor,” the latest comedic drama from Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids,” “Ghostbusters”). Brought together by their sons, awkward mommy vlogger, Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), meets Emily (Blake Lively), a mysterious workaholic. Stephanie and …