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Don Shanahan reviews "Manchester by the Sea" on Every Movie Has a Lesson

There is an unmistakable layer of “people-watching” cinema brings to its artistic atmosphere and aesthetic.  An omnipresent camera grants private points-of-view, shines light on secrets, and challenges the observational skills of the audience.   79 more words


Leo Brady review "Miss Sloane" on his site AMovieGuy.com

In another decade, Miss Sloane would be revered for it’s tense drama and praised for the award-worthy material. It feels like something Jodie Foster would have dominated in the 90’s, adorning an armored power suit. 71 more words


Joel Wicklund reviews "Always Shine" on his Windy City Cinema blog on ChicagoNow

Deftly walking a line between commercial thriller and unapologetic art house fare, Always Shine is a gripping portrait of the “frenemy” syndrome that seems fairly prevalent among younger women. 39 more words


Cine-File contributor Kyle Cubr reviews "The Eyes of My Mother"

Nicolas Pesce’s THE EYES OF MY MOTHER (New American)

Music Box Theatre – Check Venue website for showtimes
First time director-writer-producer Nicolas Pesce makes a bold statement with the taut THE EYES OF MY MOTHER. 48 more words


Scott Pfeiffer reviews "Being 17" in this week's Cine-File list

André Téchiné’s BEING 17 (New French)
Gene Siskel Film Center – Check Venue website for showtimes
Septuagenarian André Téchiné, co-writing with Céline Sciamma (GIRLHOOD), has made an elegiac, honest coming-of-age film about two gay teenagers, set amidst the splendid changing seasons of the French Pyrenees. 30 more words


Scott Pfeiffer promotes "Movement Material: Camera/Dance Works" on Cine-File Chicago

Movement Material: Camera/Dance Works by Jeremy Moss & Pamela Vail (New Experimental)
The Nightingale (1084 N. Milwaukee Ave.) – Wednesday, 7pm
A collaboration between filmmaker Jeremy Moss and dancer Pamela Vail, this exciting 60-minute program of non-narrative, abstract films upholds the fine tradition in experimental cinema of exploring the role of the camera. 39 more words


#MECCAcon2017 Tickets, Registration

Get ready for our 4th year!!

December 2, 2016

Maia Crown Williams
Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA… 734 more words