Today’s CIFF Dispatch looks at documentaries My Father and Me and The Human Factor, character drama Litigante and rape thriller Instinct.
Sunday’s CIFF dispatch includes takes on Argentine drama The Sleepwalkers, live-stream doc Present.Perfect., Chilean doc Cordillera of Dreams, and more.
Today’s CIFF dispatch sees reviews of Forman vs. Forman, Gloria Mundi, I Lost My Body, Let There Be Light, and Extracurricular.
Friday’s CIFF Dispatch talks up Harlem doc The Apollo, dark fairy tale Adoration, Guatemalan drama Our Mothers, and Minhal Baig’s coming-of-age story Hala.
At CIFF, we take a look at religious drama Maternal, episodic romantic dramedy Babyteeth, German potboiler Lara, and historical queer horror Carmilla.
The pop-rock legend is given long overdue recognition in an uneven but fascinating documentary.
Our first dispatch of the Chicago International Film Festival highlights Polish drama Sole, 3D dance doc Cunningham, and the experiential Fire Will Come.
Daniel Scheinert scales back from his usual absurdist work for an ambitious medley of tones that doesn’t quite land.
Tone-deaf obviousness and blunt-force capitalist critiques plague Morris’ latest, letting down its good intentions with disappointing bluntness.
Brad Pitt seeks the divine amongst the stars in James Gray’s flawed but mesmerizing space epic.
Lorene Scafaria drenches her recession-era crime dramedy in neon, bills, and deep intention.
Janice Engel’s sprightly doc is more appreciation for the acclaimed journalist than activism, and that’s a good thing.
Max Lewkowicz directs a heartfelt but thin documentary about the creation of a timeless Broadway classic.
Jacob Estes’ time-travel caper feels like an uncredited remake, which makes its flaws stand out even more starkly. […]
Chanya Button’s tale of the romance between Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf is a little too slapdash to address its myriad concerns.
Kevin Costner growls out philosophical homilies in this treacly melodrama about a dog teaching his master how to love.
Gurinder Chadha’s heartwarming tale of a boy and The Boss fumbles some chords, but charms nonetheless.
Netflix brings back the classic Nick cartoon twenty years later for a one-off special filled with heart and surprisingly complicated musings on the passage of time.