Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 5:02am
Everybody Knows

“Everybody Knows” (Todos Lo Saben) is an exceptionally good telenovela. Like the other dramas from writer-director Asghar Farhadi (“The Salesman”), the film weaves itself through the mess of a family, unraveling — at an exceptionally slow pace — a tight web of secrets and repressed resentments. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 5:00am

The requiem for the local scene — the underground scene, the house show scene, the “we’ll never be big, that’s okay we just want to be” scene — is the greatest kind of music movie. To perfectly encapsulate how a specific moment in a specific place looked and sounded is one thing. To recreate its feeling is another ambition altogether. Russian filmmaker Krill Serebrennikov’s latest film “Leto” does both with a skill and joyfulness unmatched in recent memory.

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 5:17pm
Julian Casablancas

It’s an outpouring of musical frustration.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 3:46pm
Selfie culture rules in "The Bling Ring"

The film’s soundtrack emphasizes the kind of aspirational lifestyle these children have been sold: one of excess.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 3:10pm
Saorise Ronan and Beanie Fieldstein in "Lady Bird"

The Academy is out of touch and the whole model of award shows probably is as well.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:34pm

Tarantino’s love affair with the Hollywood culture of the Miramax/Weinstein company era shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:04pm

After bringing Lil Yachty, Migos and Common to campus in recent years, MUSIC Matters’s 2018 SpringFest will be headlined by Louis the Child. The Chicago-based duo will play at Hill Auditorium on April 4 as part of the organization’s annual social impact lifestyle festival.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:50pm

“Marie Antoinette” is Coppola’s masterpiece because she manages to operate in two eras at once, a feat that is more complex than pairing incongruent music and images.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:24pm

I talk about my mother now in a way my 18 or even 20-year-old self could never imagine. I talk about her the way Lady Bird starts to at the end of the film.

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6:21pm

No one can throw a party like James Murphy because no one would probably plan a party as meticulously as James Murphy.