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2018

September
Searching (***)
The Wife (** 1/2)
What to Watch on the Small Screen: September 2018

Capsules of Johnny Guitar (*** 1/2), The Passion of Joan of Arc (****),
The Earrings of Madame de… (****), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (*** 1/2), and Stalker (****)

August
Crazy Rich Asians (* 1/2)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (** 1/2)
BlacKkKlansman (****)
Eighth Grade (****)
What to Watch on the Small Screen: August 2018

Capsules of Greed (*** 1/2), A Brighter Summer Day (****),
In a Lonely Place (*** 1/2), A Man Escaped (****), and Gertrud (****)

July
Leave No Trace (****)
Frozen River (**)
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (***)
What to Watch on the Small Screen: July 2018

Capsules of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (***), Pather Panchali (****),
Jules and Jim (***), Girlhood (****), and In This Corner of the World (*** 1/2)

June
The Guardians (*** 1/2)
The Workshop (*)
First Reformed (** 1/2)
On Chesil Beach (** 1/2)
The Seagull (**)
What to Watch on the Small Screen: June 2018

Capsules of Walkabout (*** 1/2), The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (***),
Late Spring (****), The Conversation (****), and Underworld (*** 1/2)

May
The Guilty (****)
Beirut (*)
RBG (* 1/2)
Disobedience (** 1/2)
The Rider (**)
New on Netflix & DVD: May 2018

Capsules of God’s Own Country (***), Witness for the Prosecution (** 1/2),
Beauty and the Beast (1946) (*** 1/2), Journey to Italy (****), Rififi (****), and Of Gods and Men (***)

34th Chicago Latino Film Festival

Capsules of Tigers Are Not Afraid (***), Last Days in Havana (****)Another Story of the World (**),
El Inca (** 1/2), I Will Wait for You (*), and The Desert Bride (*** 1/2)

April
You Were Never Really Here (***)
Lean on Pete (*** 1/2)
1945 (***)
Isle of Dogs (** 1/2)
New on Netflix & DVD: April 2018

Capsules of The Iron Giant (***), Night and Fog (****)La Grande Illusion (*** 1/2),
Weekend (****), 45 Years (*** 1/2), Le Samourai (****), and Imitation of Life (****)

March
Happy End (*)
The Party (*** 1/2)
New on Netflix & DVD: March 2018

Capsules of Up in the Air (***), Moon (*** 1/2)Notorious (****), The Big Heat (*** 1/2),
Middle of Nowhere (****), Easy Rider (*** 1/2), and sex, lies, and videotape (*** 1/2)

The Insult (** 1/2)

February
A Fantastic Woman (** 1/2)
God’s Own Country (***)
Chicago’s 28th Annual Festival of Films from Iran

Capsules of Blockage (**), 24 Frames (****)Disappearance (****), and Negar (* 1/2)

New on Netflix & DVD: February 2018

Capsules of The Hurt Locker (****), Goodfellas (****)Lincoln (** 1/2),
All About My Mother (*** 1/2), Boys Don’t Cry (***), The Outlaw Josey Wales (***), The Handmaiden (***), Fruitvale Station (***), and Never Let Me Go (***)

January
42 Grams (**)
Molly’s Game (* 1/2)
I, Tonya (** 1/2)
The Post (** 1/2)
New on Netflix & DVD: January 2018

Capsules of Marie Antoinette (****), American Graffiti (*** 1/2)Charlie Wilson’s War (***),
Miss Sloane (** 1/2), His Girl Friday (****), Ace in the Hole (****), Sweet Smell of Success (****), and Sophie’s Choice (** 1/2)

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2017

December
2017 in Review
The Breadwinner (****)
Coco (**)
New on Netflix & DVD: December 2017

Capsules of The Young Victoria (** 1/2), Full Metal Jacket (****),
The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (***), Au Hasard Balthazar (****), The Circus (****),
Citizen Ruth (*** 1/2), Election (*** 1/2), About Schmidt (*** 1/2),
The Rules of the Game (****), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (****), and Laura (****)

November
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (***)
Lady Bird (****)
Last Flag Flying (***)
The Divine Order (***)
The Square (**)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (*** 1/2)
The Meyerowitz Stories (*** 1/2)
Wonderstruck (** 1/2)
New on Netflix & DVD: November 2017

Capsules of Michael Clayton (***), The Best Years of Our Lives (***)Blood Simple (*** 1/2),
The Lady Vanishes (*** 1/2), Pariah (*** 1/2), and Beau Travail (****)

October
53rd Chicago International Film Festival: Part II

Capsules of Hannah (****), Bitter Flowers (*** 1/2)Golden Years (****),
Liquid Truth (*** 1/2), Wind Traces (**), A Man of Integrity (****), and La Familia (** 1/2)

53rd Chicago International Film Festival: Part I

Capsules of A Ciambra (*** 1/2), The Other Side of Hope (****)The Confession (*** 1/2),
The Line (***), Birds Are Singing in Kigali (*** 1/2), Sicilian Ghost Story (*** 1/2),
and Let the Sunshine In (*** 1/2)

mother! (**)
Columbus (** 1/2)

September
New on Netflix & DVD: October 2017

Capsules of Before Midnight (*** 1/2), Eyes Wide Shut (***)Boogie Nights (****),
Incendies (*** 1/2), Force Majeure (*** 1/2), The Class (*** 1/2), Safe (****),
and Dogtooth (*** 1/2)

Carol (reevaluation) (****)
The Tree of Life (reevaluation) (**)
The Revenant (reevaluation) (* 1/2)
Good Time (**)
Wind River (*)
Ingrid Goes West (** 1/2)
The Little Hours (***)

August
New on Netflix: September 2017

Capsules of Graduation (*** 1/2), Carol (****)Gone Baby Gone (** 1/2),
The Squid and the Whale (*** 1/2), Requiem for a Dream (*** 1/2),
Amores Perros (*** 1/2), Gangs of New York (***), and Dead Poets Society (**)

Lady Macbeth (****)
Maudie (*** 1/2)
Dunkirk (***)

July
Baby Driver (**)
The Big Sick (** 1/2)
The Beguiled (****)
Beatriz at Dinner (***)

June
My Cousin Rachel (* 1/2)
A Ghost Story (****)
Obit (***)

May
A Quiet Passion (****)
The Lovers (**)
The Salesman (** 1/2)
The Lost City of Z (0)

April
Graduation (*** 1/2)
Their Finest (**)
Your Name (***)
Broken Blossoms (***)

March
Lust, Caution (****)
Beauty and the Beast (2017) (* 1/2)
A United Kingdom (**)
Land of Mine (***)

February
The Red Turtle (*** 1/2)
Toni Erdmann (*)
Julieta (** 1/2)
Things to Come (** 1/2)
Paterson (*** 1/2)

January
Elle (***)
The Founder (***)
Lion (***)
Jackie (** 1/2)
Hodgepodge

Capsules of Hell or High Water (*** 1/2)Zootopia (*** 1/2)Bernie (*** 1/2),
Me and Orson Welles (*** 1/2), The Awful Truth (*** 1/2)Bringing Up Baby (****),
The Philadelphia Story (****), and Battlefield Earth

La La Land (***)
Rogue One (*)

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2016

December
Loving (*** 1/2)
Hacksaw Ridge (*)
Moonlight (****)
Manchester by the Sea (*** 1/2)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (**)
Moana (*** 1/2)

November
Nocturnal Animals (*** 1/2)
Arrival (***)
The Prestige (*** 1/2)
Inferno (*)

October
Se7en (**)
(500) Days of Summer (*** 1/2)
The Girl on the Train (* 1/2)
Amores perros (*** 1/2)

September
Yi Yi (****)
Big Hero 6 (**)
Sully (**)
Pride and Prejudice (**)
Kubo and the Two Strings (****)

August
Florence Foster Jenkins (***)
Dead Poets Society (**)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (*** 1/2)
Carol (**)
The Danish Girl (** 1/2)


July
Fight Club (** 1/2)
The Secret Life of Pets (*)
Gone Girl (*** 1/2)
The BFG (***)
Lost in Translation (****)

June
Finding Dory (***)
Room (*** 1/2)
The Martian (***)
The Third Man (****)


May
Brooklyn (*** 1/2)
Atonement (***)
Cinema Paradiso (*** 1/2)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (*** 1/2)


April
Gladiator (* 1/2)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (**)
The Tree of Life (**)
Marvel’s The Avengers (*)


March
The Postman (*** 1/2)
Citizen Kane (****)
Spotlight (*** 1/2)
Rashomon (****)

February
Inglourious Basterds (***)
Hugo (*** 1/2)
The Great Beauty (*** 1/2)

The Revenant (*** 1/2)

January
Casablanca (****)
Chicago (****)
The Good Dinosaur (* 1/2)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (**)

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2015

December
Black Swan (** 1/2)
There Will Be Blood (***)
Les Misérables (***)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (***)
How to Train Your Dragon (***)


November
Buster Keaton Films (****)
Babel (** 1/2)
Bridge of Spies (*** 1/2)
Steve Jobs (***)

October
Good Will Hunting (*)
Gangs of New York (***)
Wild Tales (****)
Sweeney Todd (*** 1/2)

September
Pawn Sacrifice (**)
Up in the Air (***)