Dealing with divorce in ‘Marriage Story’

From the very first scene of “Marriage Story,” you can tell you’re in good hands. If you go to the movies a lot, you know what I mean: that nameless, soaring feeling you get when you realize you’re watching something special. But what makes “Marriage Story” particularly exciting isn’t just that this realization comes so… Continue reading Dealing with divorce in ‘Marriage Story’

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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