52nd Chicago International Film Festival Screening #2: “My Journey Through French Cinema” (France)

“My Journey Through French Cinema” (France) Directed by Bertrand Tavernier In my review for a different film I mentioned how I’d seen two three-hour plus film in 24 hours and that one felt it’s length and the other did not. … Continue reading 52nd Chicago International Film Festival Screening #2: “My Journey Through French Cinema” (France)

51st Chicago International Film Festival Screening #18: “Women He’s Undressed” (U.S.)

“Women He’s Undressed” (U.S.) Directed by Gillian Armstrong I’m not sure what to call this film…a documentary on the life of Orry-Kelly or a feature about a memoir told in memory BY Orry-Kelly. Instead of using talking heads and VO … Continue reading 51st Chicago International Film Festival Screening #18: “Women He’s Undressed” (U.S.)

51st Chicago International Film Festival Screening #16: “Hitchcock/Truffaut” (U.S.|France)

“Hitchcock/Truffaut” (U.S.|France) Directed by Kent Jones In 1962, a very young Francois Truffaut came to Hollywood and did a series of interviews with Alfred Hitchcock, the guts of which would later make up one of the earliest texts about the … Continue reading 51st Chicago International Film Festival Screening #16: “Hitchcock/Truffaut” (U.S.|France)

51st Chicago International Film Festival Screening #14: “Macbeth” (UK|France|USA)

“Macbeth” (UK|France|USA) Directed by Justin Kurzel I overheard another Film Fest audience member refer to this as “Macbeth meets Mad Max.” Oh, if ONLY. I would’ve been happy if this film possessed even SOME of Mad Max’ drive, energy and … Continue reading 51st Chicago International Film Festival Screening #14: “Macbeth” (UK|France|USA)

51st Chicago International Film Festival Screening #13: “Youth” (Italy|France|Switzerland|U.K.)

“Youth” (Italy|France|Switzerland|UK) Directed by Paolo Sorrentino This is a tough one to write a review for. It’s very funny. It’s also very serious. It’s very obvious. And yet it’s very obtuse. It’s extremely sardonic while being concurrently sweet. You think … Continue reading 51st Chicago International Film Festival Screening #13: “Youth” (Italy|France|Switzerland|U.K.)