Ulaa Salim’s tense, complex political thriller shines a light on the very modern terrors of far-right nationalism, and the radical violence that rises in response.
Jesse Eisenberg is a twerp falling down the toxic-masculinity rabbit hole in Riley Stearns’ insightful black comedy.
Fantasia kicks off its opening night with an atmospheric, if slightly subdued, entry in the Ringu series.
From sex demons to labyrinthine suburbs to blood-soaked dads, Fantasia Fest 2019 has a huge crop of genre film offerings we’re looking forward to.
Jessica Hausner’s sci-fi yarn about plants that emit happy drugs doesn’t branch out as widely as one would like.
Céline Sciamma’s queer period romance is an intimate visual feast, filled with uncanny empathy and admirable aesthetics.
As self-reflective as it is starkly modernist, Pedro Almodóvar’s latest is navel gazing at its finest.
Lee Won-Tae piles on the cheese in this pulpy gangster thriller that rewards mightily, if you’re in the right mood.
Larisa Sadilova’s probing drama highlights small-town Russian culture through an opaque lens.
It takes some doing to make a movie about a talking fridge boring, but by gum, Benoît Forgeard’s messy comedy manages to pull it off.
Netflix’s newest in horror is a twisty gorefest that only misses a few notes.
Mati Diop’s expansion of her documentary short is a scifi-tinged genre experiment that admirably swings for the fences, even if it doesn’t land with complete success.
Following up I, Daniel Blake with another grim drama about English poverty, Ken Loach spits venom about the dark side of capitalism to mixed results.
Arnaud Desplechin shifts gears with an all-too-straightforward cop drama mired in cliche.
The off-kilter French-Canadian auteur returns with a resonant if overlong drama that ends just a bit too messily.
We speak to the director and writer/star of Chicago Critics Film Festival’s opening night film about the disturbing timeliness of their Chicago-set drama.
Documentarian Penny Lane returns to our weekly interview podcast to talk about her deeply funny, insightful dive into The Satanic Temple.
The seventh annual Chicago Critics Film Festival includes a 35mm print of Alien, as well as festival faves like The Nightinggale and Yesterday.