Film review: 'Midsommar'

Human emotions are the real horror in Ari Aster’s films. With his ambitious sophomore film “Midsommar,” he uses the context of horror to explore grief, depression, and the detrimental effect of toxic relationships. And for good measure, Swedish pagan solstice rituals.

Film review: 'Echo in the Canyon'

There’s enough potential material here to fill an entire miniseries, but crammed into a barely 90-minute runtime, it comes in bits and pieces and feels wildly incomplete. It doesn’t help that large chunks are taken up by covers performed by Jakob Dylan and some of his 90’s-era contemporaries.

Film review: 'Toy Story 4'

That this latest installment is the funniest and most idiosyncratic of the series so far shows that it’s entirely possible there’s enough juice left in these stories to take Woody, Buzz, and the gang to infinity and beyond, free to continue giving generations of viewers neuroses about never getting rid of our old toys.

All the 'Child's Play' movies, ranked

Who'd have thought that a horror series about a wise-cracking killer doll would have been able to sustain itself for three decades? In time for the release of a new reimagining of "Child's Play" in theaters, CITY takes a look back at how each of the movies in the series stack up.

Film review: 'Men in Black: International'

Reuniting "Thor: Ragnarok" co-stars Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth should have been a home run, but "Men in Black: International" whiffs it by refusing to take any chances whatsoever. Gone is the imagination and wit that made the original such a success; in its place is a lifeless and unforgivably generic piece of studio content.

Film review: 'Late Night'

Tackling issues of sexism, race, and gender politics in the television industry, “Late Night” couldn’t be timelier, and though it could have used a sharper bite, the filmmakers deserves credit for weaving those serious, hot-button issues into such a breezy, enjoyable comedy.

Film review: 'Non-Fiction'

The latest from French filmmaker Olivier Assayas, "Non-Fiction" is a chatty, breezily entertaining comedy of manners when isn't getting bogged down by its characters' self-conscious meditations on life and culture in the digital age.

Film review: 'The White Crow'

With this fitfully compelling biopic, actor-director Ralph Fiennes tackles the life of legendary and mercurial Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. The film doesn't require a prior knowledge or particular love of ballet, centering mostly on Nureyev's defection from the Soviet Union to the West -- the first Soviet artist during the Cold War to do so.

Film review: 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum'

“Parabellum” picks up immediately where the last film left off, finding Wick excommunicated, with a $14 million bounty on his head and the entire population of the criminal underworld very keen to collect.


The “Clobber” Passages @ Central Library, Kusler-Cox Auditorium

The “Clobber” Passages @ Central Library, Kusler-Cox Auditorium

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"Control" @ Memorial Art Gallery

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