Chi Film Fest’s 60th Anniversary Cinema Soirée | Festivals & Awards

Throughout the night, my eyes glanced around the room. I caught sight of “Hoop Dreams” director Steve James and “Return to Seoul” filmmaker Davy Chou. Along the way, the festival’s artistic director Mimi Plauché and its managing director Vivian Teng stepped on stage to talk about the festival’s adventurous summer screenings, its CineYouth festival and … Read more

Speed Kills: On the 25th Anniversary of Go

The unexpected global success of “Pulp Fiction” in 1994 spawned a wave of wannabes and cash-ins, many of them mixing and matching elements that they thought made Quentin Tarantino’s movie a success: Violence, drugs, ostentatiously declamatory dialogue and monologues, time-shifting stories. Of course, the real reason for its success was that it had a singular … Read more

Steel Magnolias 35th Anniversary Theatrical Rerelease Dates Set

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Steel Magnolias, Sony Pictures has teamed up with Fathom Events for the upcoming special screenings of the star-studded Southern drama led by Oscar winner Julia Roberts. The 1989 movie will return to theaters nationwide on May 5 and May 8, just in time for Mother’s Day. In addition, … Read more

Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of Our Managing Editor Brian Tallerico at | Chaz’s Journal

Terence Davies on “Sunset Song” I was brought up on American music. My first film was “Singin’ in the Rain” at seven. I fell in love with musicals, I love musicals. So, that was always theirs as part of one’s psyche. And they used to say on the contrary, Britain was a land without music, … Read more

An Incorrect Image Of Ourselves: Mike Flanagan on Oculus’ Tenth Anniversary

A ten-year anniversary might not sound like a great milestone; it can feel a lot longer when you consider how much has happened since then. Last week, prolific showrunner and filmmaker Mike Flanagan attended a screening of “Oculus,” his ten-year-old breakthrough feature, at New Orleans’s Overlook Film Festival, where Flanagan also received the event’s annual … Read more

The Mummy Is Returning to Theaters For Its 25th Anniversary

The Mummy starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz is somehow 25 years old (ugh) and it is returning to theaters to celebrate this big anniversary (yay). The action-filled reboot of the classic Universal Monsters franchise debuted in theaters in 1999 and became a surprise hit. It cemented Fraser’s status as a Hollywood leading man and was … Read more

Shrek 2 20th Anniversary Theatrical Rerelease Date Set

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Shrek 2, Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation announced the animated classic’s return to theaters. It starts April 12, 2024.  Tickets for Shrek 2’s re-release will be available for purchase on March 8 on Fandango and other ticketing sites nationwide. AMC Theaters also announced that they will be screening the … Read more