Arts & Entertainment

  The latest in a string of recent good-but-not-great Stephen King adaptations to hit Netflix, “In the Tall Grass” stands out for its disorienting visuals and a zany performance from horror veteran Patrick Wilson (“Insidious,” …

Film & TV

On a dreary Sunday morning, the Chicago Comedy Bar (500 N LaSalle Dr.) provided a homey retreat for day-two of the 2019 Chicago Horror Film Festival. The second day’s 13-film selection made for a lighter …

Film & TV

Fans of guts, gore and low-budget indie filmmaking gathered at the Chicago Comedy Bar (500 N. LaSalle Dr.) Saturday for day one of the 20th annual Chicago Horror Film Festival, which takes place Sept. 28-29.  …

Film & TV

Writer and director James Gray’s “Ad Astra” is equal parts character study and sci-fi epic, exploring both the physical and emotional isolation of its astronaut protagonist. Set in a bleak take on the near-future, the …

Unscripted

In this week’s episode of Unscripted, managing editor Emily Rosca and arts film critic Lucas Naber discuss “Hustlers,” directed by Lorene Scafaria (“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” “The Meddler”). Based on …

Film & TV

Director John Crowley’s “The Goldfinch” is a barren film adaptation. It’s beautiful to look at and filled with prestige actors, but has no idea what to do with the source material it’s taken from. Crowley’s …

Arts & Entertainment

Centered around a career-best performance from Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers” is a cocky, true crime story with a heart of gold.  Director Lorene Scafaria’s assured third feature is an adaptation of Jessica Pressler’s 2015 New York …

Film & TV

With “IT Chapter Two,” director Andy Muschietti (“It,” “Mama”) evokes the grotesque mix of emotions only one’s hometown can inspire, resulting in a conclusion film that’s weirder, longer and impressively bloodier than its first chapter. …