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.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 6:17pm

It doesn’t make sense that the same industry can react to these men in such different ways. What makes Weinstein or Spacey’s case different from Depp or Allen’s?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 6:08pm

Every season is horror season when you’re living in a wasteland of violence and late-stage capitalism, but if I had to pick one month that most embodies the genre it would, of course, be October. Horror’s tricky — when it’s good, it’s good. But it can be difficult to begin when everything’s a remake of a remake or part of the “Saw” franchise. And that’s such a shame, because horror has so much capacity for beauty, humor and compelling narrative. If you want to be scared and unsettled and blown away, here’s what I recommend for the most wonderful time of the year.


Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 4:46pm

Most movies have at least one shot that floors me. “Columbus” is a movie made entirely of those kinds of shots.