It was one of the best years in film in a long time, with dozens of great movies on offer, but only ten could make the list.Read more "Top 10 Films of 2017"
Rian Johnson has succeeded in elevating Star Wars into something beyond itself.Read more "“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (B+)"
Kenneth Branagh’s entertaining adaptation of Agatha Christie’s beloved novel strikes a puzzling balance between success and failure.Read more "“Murder on the Orient Express” (B-)"
The Chicago International Film Festival has come and gone for yet another year, and it was a whirlwind for me this time around. Twenty-three films in ten days ended up being pretty ambitious when I’m also working a full-time job, and my fatigue showed when I ended up missing a film when I passed out […]Read more "Recap: 2017 Chicago International Film Festival"
Darren Aronofsky’s latest film is more than a return to form – it’s the finest film of his career thus far.Read more "“mother!” (A)"
A blundering disappointment in spite of its potential, “It” is the biggest waste of a stellar cast of young actors since “Super 8.”Read more "“It” (C)"