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Audio Film Review: An Identity Initiation in ‘The Book of Delights’

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review on “The Book of Delights,” and adaptation of a famous South American novel that is a production of Brazil and Argentina, currently available for digital download or through Video On Demand beginning on September 2nd, 2022.

Podtalk Part Two: Eddie Muller of ‘Noir City: Chicago 2022'

CHICAGO – Eddie Muller, the film historian known as the “Czar of Noir,” is about to prove his point. In about 20 minutes of PART TWO to an interview conducted a couple weeks ago, Muller shares his rich knowledge about all things shadowy in the 1940s/50s era of film noir.

On-Air Film Review: Thanking Them for Their Service in ‘Breaking’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on August 25th, reviewing “Breaking,” a based on truth stand-off drama between the police and a recovering military veteran. The film is in theaters beginning August 26th.

On-Air Film Review: ‘Funny Pages' is Comic Book Tragedy

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on The Eddie Volkman Show with Hannah B on WSSR-FM (Star 96.7 Joliet, Illinois) on August 26th, 2022, reviewing the new film “Funny Pages,” the latest indie film from A24 Studios, currently in theaters and available through VOD.

On-Air Film Review: Dream On in ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on August 25th, reviewing “Three Thousand Years of Longing,” a magic lamp three wishes story for the ages. The film is in theaters beginning August 26th.

Podtalk: Eddie Muller of ‘Noir City: Chicago 2022,' Music Box Theatre, from Aug. 26-Sep. 1st

Noir City: Chicago 2022

CHICAGO – It’s always darkest before the dawn, and an entire genre of film is available for Chicago. The historic Music Box Theatre presents “Noir City: Chicago 2022” – August 26th-September 1st, 2022 – the celebration of “film noir,” the dark category of film drama that usually takes place at night, and features a rogues gallery of dames, gumshoes, coppers and crooks.

Podtalk: Rebecca Fons & Jack C. Newell on 4th ‘Destroy Your Art’ in Chicago, Aug. 25, 2022

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CHICAGO – It’s been three years, there is definitely a need to get together and destroy something. So in the spirit of this urge, power couple filmmaker Jack C. Newell and Rebecca Fons of the Gene Siskel Film Center, will conduct their 4th “Destroy Your Art” event, back from its last incarnation in 2019. The idea is a filmmaker creates a film, shows it once to the audience, and then destroys it forever. This will take place this year at the historic Music Box Theatre on August 25th, 2022. For more information, including tickets, click here.

Podtalk: Rafe Spall & Esther Smith on Season 3 of ‘Trying’

CHICAGO – As Esther Smith says in the following Podtalk, she chose acting because she wanted to indulge in the uniqueness of individuals. In the Apple TV+ series “Trying,” Esther portrays Nikki and Rafe Spall portrays Jason, a couple who desires children and ends up … at Season Two’s end … with two adoptees. Season Three began streaming last month.

Via Zoom: Director Alex Pritz Sounds a Warning in ‘The Territory’

CHICAGO – The Amazon Rainforest, in the country of Brazil in South America, is often called the heartbeat of the world … its ecosystem is a regulator for climate and nature. As this natural land – and the native people who have called it home – is threatened by development, the story is told by director Alex Pritz in “The Territory.”

Blu-Ray Review: 1987’s ’Back to the Beach’ is Two Nostalgias in One

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on Eddie Volkman Show with Hannah B on Star 96.7 WSSR-FM (Joliet, IL) reviewing the new Blu-Ray edition of “Back to the Beach,” the 1987 parody of Frankie and Annette beach movies from the 1960s, featuring of course Frankie and Annette.

On-Air TV Review: She Bops in ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on The Eddie Volkman Show with Hannah B on WSSR-FM (Star 96.7 Joliet, Illinois) on August 19th, reviewing the new TV series “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,” the latest hero in the Marvel Cinema Universe, now streaming on Disney+.

Podtalk: Director Michelle Danner Catches Up to ‘The Runner’

CHICAGO – When it comes to the passion of filmmaker Michelle Danner, there are no limits. She has five feature credits as director, a film in post production, two more in pre-production, and, oh yes, she’s an L.A. acting instructor and producer/actor. “The Runner” is her latest, and opens in theaters on August 19th, 2022.

Podtalk: Gabriel Uchida, Txai Surui on the Amazon in ‘The Territory’

CHICAGO – The Amazon Rainforest, in the country of Brazil in South America, is often called the heartbeat of the world. Its ecosystem is a regulator for climate and nature, and it’s currently being threatened by development. This story is told in “The Territory,” represented by Gabriel Uchida (producer) and Txai Surui (Executive Producer).

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  • Yellowstone, Season 5

    CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio streaming series review for “Yellowstone,” the popular Western series set in modern Montana … in Season 5. Available to stream on the Paramount Network and through Video On Demand beginning November 13th.

  • Paranormal Activity: The Ultimate Chills Collection

    CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on Eddie Volkman Show with Hannah B on Star 96.7 WSSR-FM (Joliet, IL) reviewing the new Paramount Pictures Blu-Ray Collection of “Paranormal Activity: The Ultimate Chills Collection,” containing all seven films in the series plus a documentary.

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