Daily Archives: April 8, 2015

The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Days of Heaven (Malick)
2. Sunset Boulevard (Wilder)
3. Time of the Gypsies (Kusturica)
4. While We’re Young (Baumbach)
5. Leo’s Room (Buchichio)
6. Office Space (Judge)
7. Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater (Klinger)
8. The Strawberry Blonde (Walsh)
9. Ruggles of Red Gap (McCarey)
10. Rope (Hitchcock)


Chicago Latino Film Fest Week One / Flickering Empire at Iwan Ries


The 31st Chicago Latino Film Festival opens tomorrow night and it’s provided me with the occasion for a new blog post at Time Out Chicago. I have a brief review of Fellipe Barbosa’s first feature Casa Grande, or the Ballad of Poor Jean, a socially conscious Brazilian drama that I quite liked and am calling your best bet for the fest’s first week. Peep the review here: http://www.timeout.com/chicago/blog/what-to-see-in-the-chicago-latino-film-festivals-first-week

Also, next Tuesday, April 14, the Cigar Society of Chicago will host Adam Selzer and me at the Lounge in Iwan Ries for a book talk/signing of Flickering Empire. Cocktails at 5:30, talk starts at 6. I’m really looking forward to enjoying a good cigar during our book talk this time! More info here: http://www.logicophilosophicus.org/

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