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Film Review: Rock Stars! Audio Review of ‘Truman & Tennessee’

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review on the new film “Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation,” a new documentary about the friendship and art history of author Truman Capote and playwright Tennessee Williams. In select theaters and through virtual cinema (click MusicBox.com or KinoMarquee.com) beginning July 2nd, 2021.

Film Review: F-F-Free the Army! Audio Review of 1972’s ‘F.T.A.’

F.T.A.

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review, going back to a 1972 anti-Vietnam War documentary with Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland, as they entertain the troops in “F.T.A.,” available through on-demand in Virtual Cinemas right now, for more info click KinoLorber.com.

DVD Review: ‘Film Socialisme’ Explores Mediterranean Life Through Abstract Collage

Film Socialisme DVD

CHICAGO – The notoriously confounding new film from Jean-Luc Godard baffled many critics during its 2010 premiere at Cannes. The legendary director was conspicuously absent from the festival, leading some to believe that his refusal to give interviews was reflected in the film’s final title card, “NO COMMENT.” Yet after a careful analysis of “Film Socialisme,” it’s clear that Godard has plenty to say.

DVD Review: ‘The Mill and the Cross’ Deconstructs Imagery of Audacious Painting

The Mill and the Cross Blu-ray

CHICAGO – As an aesthetically exquisite experiment, Lech Majewski’s “The Mill & the Cross” is a nearly unparalleled achievement. Though other pictures, such as Peter Greenaway’s highly entertaining “Rembrandt’s J’Accuse,” have deconstructed paintings through cinematic essays built primarily on re-enactments, none have had the hypnotic tone and majesty of this picture.

Film Review: Yvan Attal Keeps Attention ‘Rapt’ in Chilling Drama

Rapt Film Review

CHICAGO – The kidnapped industrialist is pretty sure that he heard the voice somewhere before. He’s just not sure where. Perhaps it was at a poker game. Perhaps it belonged to one of the faceless men that watched stealthily as he recklessly risked his fortune on the gambling table. Now the odds are clearly stacked against the industrialist, who hears the familiar voice coming from the masked face of his captor.

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  • Offer, The

    CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on May 5th, reviewing the new miniseries “The Offer,” about the creation of the classic film “The Godfather,” currently streaming on Paramount+.

  • Murder on Horizon

    CHICAGO – Time to get back to live stage shows! The Otherworld Theatre of Chicago (Wrigleyville Neighborhood) presents an immersive sci-fi experience – AKA audience participation – on a space station, enticingly titled “Murder on Horizon.” The audience is part of solving the mystery as a futuristic gumshoe goes from suspect to suspect to find the killer of a prominent scientist.

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