Tag: favorite films

My 2018 at the Movies: Now slightly shorter and more utterly random than ever!

My 2018 at the Movies: Now slightly shorter and more utterly random than ever!
Hey, where ya’ been? Oh…right! I was the one missing in action here at ChicagoNow. Yes, between exploring some new avenues and the demise of Chicagoist, I didn’t just take a small step away from movie criticism in 2018. I pretty much abandoned it. As such, I really have no claim to this space, but... Read more »

My 2017 at the Movies: The Favorites (Top 10)

My 2017 at the Movies: The Favorites (Top 10)
If you didn’t read my year-end overview, it adds a little context to this list (like, why does he have a TV show here?). * Indicates a festival screening and the film had no other local 2017 theatrical run. 1. Lady Bird – Immediately joining the ranks of Rushmore, Dazed and Confused and other top-tier... Read more »

My 2017 at the Movies: The Favorites (11-25)

My 2017 at the Movies: The Favorites (11-25)
If you didn’t read my year-end overview, it adds a little context to this list (like, why does he have a TV show here?). * Indicates a festival screening and the film had no other local 2017 theatrical run. **A late 2016 release I ignored the calendar to include. 11. The Florida Project – Sean... Read more »
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My 2017 at the Movies: Honorable Mentions

My 2017 at the Movies: Honorable Mentions
If you didn’t read my year-end overview, it adds a little context to this list. * Indicates a festival screening and the film had no other local 2017 theatrical run. **A late 2016 release I ignored the calendar to include. At Your Doorstep* – From my Chicagoist coverage of the Chicago Latino Film Festival: “The... Read more »

My 2017 at the Movies: Odds and Ends

My 2017 at the Movies: Odds and Ends
If you didn’t read my year-end overview, it adds a little context to this list (like, why do I have a TV show here?). * Indicates a festival screening and the film had no other local 2017 theatrical run. Biggest Disappointments Alien: Covenant – After the huge disappointment of the prequel Prometheus, I was not... Read more »