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Smoczyńska’s idiosyncratic vision distinguishes what otherwise might have been an overly literal telling of their story, and of their own stories.
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The apparent dryness of Tsai’s films is but a facade, a layer under which a body of water—perhaps, like in one of his films, a river—is waiting to be found.
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This is the Chicago theatrical premiere of The Batwoman and the U.S. theatrical premiere of The Panther Women.
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Ozon’s ode offers a diverting, fresh perspective on Fassbinder’s harrowing melodrama.
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At Destroy Your Art, taking place this year at the Music Box Theatre on Thursday, August 25, at 7 PM, the four invited filmmakers will each screen a film they made specifically for the event…
A few scenes evince a unique aesthetic for this type of film, and the lead actresses give stand-out performances.
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Chicago audiences love the Music Box and Film Center, so, naturally, I wanted to ensure that MUBI GO is as exciting a premise for them as it is for viewers.
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It succeeds in highlighting this tenet of their work, making it a valuable introduction not just to their unique lives and groundbreaking studies, but also to their own singular artistry.
Is this in any way, shape, or form defensible as meaningful art? Certainly not. Is it really cute? Yup.
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What this surreal microcosm ends up conveying about the human experience extends past the frame and into viewers’ hearts and minds.
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In her debut documentary writer-director Rebeca Huntt examines the details of her Afro Latina heritage to provocative effect.
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The recountal is tinged with documentary footage and nigh-experimental scintilla attempting to visualize the stuff of poetry that hint at this being something exceptional from a master’s i…
“What we know for a fact is that making abortion illegal does not stop women from seeking abortions, it just keeps them from getting safe abortions.”
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The no-holds-barred approach to the [abortion] procedure and its aftermath is the kind of interpretation of real life that great cinema does best.
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The film is the thing, the guiding force behind what they do.
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