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T2 Trainspotting Ewan MacGregor as Rent and the rest of the gang is back 20 years later in a sequel directed by Danny Boyle. What happens when Rent goes home?   Review and Q & A with Director Danny Boyle

See Director James Gray talks making The Lost City of Z, the importance of planning especially when shooting in the jungle on 35 mm film hoping the film makes it from Colombia, South America to London for developing and meeting Tarzan!

Review and Q&A here

Paris Can Wait Alec Baldwin, too busy for wifey, lets French colleague, Arnaud Viard, charm Diane Lane in a beautiful, but slow travelogue and food tasting extravaganza from Cannes to Paris. Directed by 81-year-old Eleanor Coppola. Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Time to hit the high seas again with Captain Jack Sparrow. Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem in a big production. Review

Wonder Woman  Patty Jenkins directs strong female lead Gal Gadot with good action, writing, message plus humor from handsome hunk Chris Pine. One of the summer's biggest. Review

Baby Driver Kevin Spacey, Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Lily James, John Hamm in a music driven crime story of a getaway driver trying to go straight. Review

The Big Sick  True story of Pakistan born, stand up comedian Kumail Nanjiani trying to win over Emily V. Gordon and her parents while she is in a coma. Heartfelt and hilarious. Review

War for the Planet of the Apes Apes battle humans in film of Biblical proportions. Andy Serkis, stunning as Caesar vs evil Colonel, Woody Harrelson. Who  survives? Review & Video

Spider-Man: Homecoming Fresh faced Tom Holland swings & slings his web learning to be the youngest Avenger guided by Iron Man.Spectacular or not? Review

Cinema/Chicago & the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival  host A Tribute to Jane Fonda Saturday, July 29 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago. Funds go to help film students. For details, go to


A Ghost Story David Lowery writes/ directs haunting story of love, life & grief. Casey Affleck & Rooney Mara Not scary but could keep you up nights. Review and Video

A Ghost Story Director Lowery told us the how and why he made the movie. Find out where to buy sheets and the recipe for the vegan chocolate pie.       Click for our video

Dunkirk Chris Nolan's massive  true story of the unlikely heroes who  saved 300 thousand soldiers evacuate during WWII. Mark Rylance, Harry Styles,  Kenneth Branagh. Review

Girls Trip  Slick trip flick stars gorgeous gals, Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith & Tiffany Haddish in raunchy/funny reunion exposing more than their friendship. Review

Atomic Blonde Charlize Theron is explosive as tough spy in violent times between East & West Berlin.  Who can you trust? No one. With James McAvoy. Review soon

Detroit  Katherine Biegelow shows racial violence to the max resulting in terrifying night & film. Will make your blood boil. Still going on. Review soon.