Daily Archives: February 13, 2015

Stephen Cone’s Black Box / Memories of Underdevelopment


At Time Out Chicago yesterday, I posted a review of Stephen Cone’s haunting backstage drama Black Box, one of the best locally produced indies of recent years. It premiered in 2013 but is newly available to rent or stream from the enterprising distributor Devolver Digital. Read all about it here: http://www.timeout.com/chicago/blog/now-streaming-stephen-cones-black-box

At Cine-File today, I have a review of Tomas Gutierrez Alea’s 1968 Cuban masterpiece Memories of Underdevelopment. It screens next Thursday at 7pm at the Black Cinema House. As I say in my review, “What better way to celebrate the United States’ recent re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba than by watching the film considered the greatest ever produced under Fidel Castro’s regime?” More here: http://cine-file.info/list-archive/2015/FEB-15-3.html



The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Far From Heaven (Haynes)
2. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Wiene)
3. M (Lang)
4. Redes (Muriel/Zinneman)
5. Her Aim is True (Whitehead)
6. Manuscripts Don’t Burn (Rasoulof)
7. Double Indemnity (Wilder)
8. Every Man for Himself (Godard)
9. City Girl (Murnau)
10. Dancer in the Dark (Von Trier)

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