Scene at Chi Film Fest: ‘C’mon C’mon,’ ‘The Worst Person in the World’

Another day, another 1,000 words or so about the Chicago International Film Festival. Before I dive into the films themselves, I want to acknowledge just how special these moviegoing experiences were for me. I saw “The Worst Person in the World,” for example, at a press-only screening. I felt like a real Roger Ebert —… Continue reading Scene at Chi Film Fest: ‘C’mon C’mon,’ ‘The Worst Person in the World’

Scene at Chi Film Fest: ‘The Power of the Dog,’ ‘Petite Maman’

And so it begins. If you missed the prequel to this post, you’ll want to read this. The SparkNotes are that the 57th Chicago International Film Festival is running from Oct. 13 to Oct. 24, and yours truly is representing the fourth estate therein. Needless to say, I am incredibly excited to do so, and I… Continue reading Scene at Chi Film Fest: ‘The Power of the Dog,’ ‘Petite Maman’

From the frontlines of the Chicago International Film Festival

Nestled in the AMC River East just a stone’s throw away from its eponymous waterway, the Chicago International Film Festival (Oct. 16-27) quietly came to life. In its 55th year of competition, CIFF is the longest-running film festival in the country, but you wouldn’t know it just from going. Despite its buzzworthy lineup and a… Continue reading From the frontlines of the Chicago International Film Festival