53rd Chicago Int’l Film Fest #20: “Borg/McEnroe” (Sweden/Denmark/Finland)

“Borg/McEnroe” (Sweden/Denmark/Finland) Directed by Janus Metz My notes for this film consist of one word: “Boring”. Looking back, that’s probably not a fair moniker. It’s actually pretty good when inspecting individual elements. But by film’s end…it’s pretty damned close. Based … Continue reading 53rd Chicago Int’l Film Fest #20: “Borg/McEnroe” (Sweden/Denmark/Finland)

53rd Chicago Int’l Film Fest #14: “Charleston” (Romania/France)

“Charleston” (Romania/France) Directed by Andreï Cretilescu Andreï Cretilescu’s “Charleston” is a classic Romanian black comedy. Like last year’s brilliant “Sieraneveada”, it is very clever, often laugh-out-loud funny, earnest and heartwarming. But whereas the latter could sustain its almost three hours … Continue reading 53rd Chicago Int’l Film Fest #14: “Charleston” (Romania/France)

53rd Chicago Int’l Film Fest #10: “Experimental City” (USA)

“Experimental City” (USA) Directed by Chad Freidrichs Director Chad Freidrichs, whose “Pruitt-Igoe Myth” (2013), is one of the better, great, even, docs describing the failures of  American urban development in the mid-twentieth century, follows that up with “Experimental City”, a … Continue reading 53rd Chicago Int’l Film Fest #10: “Experimental City” (USA)