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Fresh Picks From The Chicago Underground Film Festival

Posted 03.05.2013 | Chicago

March tends to be the dumping ground for weak movies — post-highbrow Oscar film season and before the onslaught of summer blockbusters — but in Ch...

Will New Oscar Rules Mean More Love For Chicago Documentaries?

WBEZ | Posted 03.25.2012 | Chicago

Like many movie hounds I both love to watch and love to complain about the annual Oscars. But the rules governing how and why a film qualifies "for yo...

Previewing The Chicago International Film Festival

Gapers Block | Gapers Block | Posted 12.03.2011 | Chicago

The 47th Chicago International Film Festival begins this Thursday, Oct. 6 with the Chicago premiere of the locally produced The Last Rites of Joe May,...

Joseph Erbentraut

Is Chicago On The Verge Of A Blockbuster Boom Or A Filming Bust?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago

When the Michael Bay-directed summer blockbuster "Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon" opened nearly a month ago, some wondered whether the film, even wi...

CIMMFest 2011: Six Can't-Miss Movies

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 06.14.2011 | Chicago

CIMMFest unleashes itself on the city for the third time on Thursday with a mash of movies, music and movies with music in them. But with about 70 fil...

Roger Ebert Imagines The Ultimate Chicago Movie

December 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The perfect Chicago movie would be impossible to make, but you might approach perfection in this way. Begin with a director who has demonstrated si...

'Four Lions' Shows That Terrorism Is About Ideology...And Idiots

The Huffington Post | Laurie Koblesky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

British TV star and legendary rebel Chris Morris has delivered his first feature film, the critically acclaimed comedy "Four Lions," to Chicago. The f...

Chicago International Film Festival Opens Thursday Night

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago film fanatics will be in for a treat this week when the 46th Chicago International Film Festival kicks off with a star-studded screening of th...

'Transformers 3' To Film In Chicago Staring July 4

Screen Rant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The news regarding Transformers 3 has been few and far between lately, but today we've learned director Michael Bay will begin principal photography i...

Beyond The Multiplex: The Chicago International Film Festival

Chicago Reader | J.R. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The festival's primary innovation this year is its "festival village," a fancy way of saying that almost all the screenings have been concentrated at ...

Indie Intelligence: The Chicago Underground Film Festival

Chicago Reader | J.R. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This year the Chicago Underground Film Festival has entered into a partnership with the Independent Feature Project Chicago, so its screenings--which ...