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Mixed reactions to Oscar noms at Siskel Center panel

The Gene Siskel Film Center held its annual film critics reaction panel for the 90th Academy Awards Nominations Panel on Tuesday, January 23 with contributor Pamela Powell.

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Petra Volpe talks ‘Divine’ feminism

Writer/director Volpe goes more into detail about the film, its symbolism and why she considers herself a feminist.

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‘All the Queen’s Horses’ director documents largest U.S. embezzlement case

All the Queen’s Horses is a documentary about the biggest embezzlement case in American history. Rita Crundwell, a comptroller and treasurer in Dixon, Illinois (a small, predominantly white town) stole $53 million from 1983 to 2012.

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Director Nancy Buirski advises ‘Look at the films that help you solve your problems’

The Rape of Recy Taylor is a poignant documentary about a Black woman who was gang raped by six white men in the South during the Jim Crow era in 1944.

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‘Liquid Truth’ director leaves ending to interpretation

Director Carolina Jabor’s Liquid Truth (also known as Aos Teus Olhos) featured at the 53rd Annual Chicago International Film Festival, tells the story of a swim instructor who is accused of inappropriate behavior with a student.

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Senior Contributor Stephanie Taylor recaps CIFF “Best of the Fest”

The 53rd annual Chicago International Film Festival began Oct. 12 and will end Oct. 26 at the AMC 21 River East Theater. In total, 5,190 films were entered for consideration from 95 countries – 36 final films were directed by women. The following is my “Best of the Fest,” six films I screened and snippet-reviewed: […]

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