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.NOW […]
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.
Sameh Zoabi’s politically-charged satire of Palestinian soap operas works better as farce than social polemic.
The David Crosby-centric doc proves most effective when it embraces the rock-infused messiness of the man’s life and career.
The one and only Leonard Cohen turns flat in Nick Broomfield’s latest, and it brings down his better half as a result.
Jesse Eisenberg is a twerp falling down the toxic-masculinity rabbit hole in Riley Stearns’ insightful black comedy.
In Ari Aster’s latest, sharing each other’s emotions is scarier than being alone.
Jessie Buckley rocks the stage in a country-fied music drama that treads too-familiar territory outside its Scottish stage.