Film & TV

“The Great” season two matches the energy of season one, serving up witty, dark humor and a playful — albeit historically inaccurate — depiction of one of history’s most famous female rulers. Created by Tony …

Film & TV

“Gucci… It was a name that sounded so sweet, so seductive. Synonymous with wealth, style and power. But that name was a curse, too,” says Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) in the opening voiceover of “House …

Film & TV

The Chicago Critics Film Festival returned to the Music Box Theatre after its 2020 postponement. The event showcased a handful of films — ranging from hopeful Oscar contenders to small documentaries and a 40th anniversary …

Film & TV

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber Date: November 12, 2021 PG-13 | 1 hour 58 minutes Pairing their largest budget ever with three of today’s biggest movie stars, Netflix, with their latest film “Red Notice,” creates the …

ReRuns

I was feeling “epic” so I started rewatching “The Vampire Diaries” with my roommate this year. Back in 2009, when television network The CW was slightly less cringy than it is now — and long …

Film & TV

Congratulations, Kevin Feige, you’ve managed to commercialize and limit an Oscar-winning director’s vision. Chloe Zhao’s Marvel movie should’ve been monumental and memorable. In the end, her emotional, natural direction style and superproducer Feige’s vision of …

Film & TV

From director and screenwriter Edgar Wright, “Last Night in Soho” is a stunning new addition to the vastly popular coming-of-age genre — with a horrific twist.  Wright (“Baby Driver,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) presents …

Film & TV

The second week of the 57th Chicago International Film Festival brought stars such as Kenneth Branagh and Rebecca Hall to the event and featured the best performances of the festival. This week also had, arguably, …