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CIFF Review: Burn it Up Djassa

Burn It Up Djassa tells the story of an Abidjan ghetto and one young man whose embrace of the ghetto ultimately led to his demise. Tony is a young cigarette seller who finds luck gambling in the ghetto. Despite his policeman older brot...

 
 
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CIFF Review: Contracted

Contracted is an American horror film that... isn't all that horrific. The film follows Sam (Najarra Townsend), a young lesbian desperately in denial over the dissolution of her relationship. At her best friend's party, Sam gets drunk ...

 
 
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Trailer: Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son is an intense-looking family drama from Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda. The story centers on a young family who realize that their son was accidentally switched at birth with another boy, and the following emotion...

 
 
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Review: Citadel

[This review was originally posted as part of our coverage from this year's Chicago International Film Festival, which you can find more information right here. It is being reposted to coincide with the film's wider theatrical release....

 
 
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CIFF: Chicago International Film Festival Retrospective

With the end of October marks the end of this year's Chicago International Film Festival. Out of the dozen or so films I watched, about 90% of them involved sex scenes, which was an interesting tidbit to note. I guess foreign filmmakers rea...

 
 
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CIFF Review: Benji

[Flixist will be attending the 48th Chicago International Film Festival over the next few weeks. Be sure to follow along as we bring you coverage from the longest-running competitive international film festival in the country. You can easil...

 
 
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CIFF Review: The Weekend

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CIFF Review: The Exam

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CIFF Review: Everybody's Got Somebody... Not Me

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CIFF Review: Mr. Sophistication

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CIFF Review: The Day of the Crows

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CIFF Review: A F*ckload of Scotch Tape

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CIFF Review: The World is Funny

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CIFF Review: A Secret World

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CIFF Review: Boys Are Us

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CIFF Review: Holy Motors

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CIFF Review: The Cleaner

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CIFF Review: Clip

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Review: Sleeping Beauty (2011)

[This film was originally reviewed as part of coverage for this year's Chicago International Film Festival. You can easily keep track of the coverage here.] Sleeping Beauty was not at all what I was expecting. Then again, I wasn't...

 
 
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Review: The Last Rites of Joe May

[Note: This review originally ran during coverage for the Chicago International Film Festival. It is being re-posted to coincide with the film's Video On Demand release.] It's a hard life being a hustler; the money's never consistent, peopl...

 
 
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Chicago International Film Festival Retrospective

This year's Chicago International Film Festival has come and gone. There were some amazing international films premiering in Chicago... and there were some less-than-amazing international films premiering in Chicago. While I didn't get a ch...

 
 
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CIFF Review: Juan of the Dead

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CIFF Review: George the Hedgehog

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CIFF Review: The Kid Who Lies

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CIFF Review: Smuggler

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CIFF Review: The Return of Joe Rich

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CIFF Review: Bunny Drop

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CIFF Review: Tyrannosaur

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CIFF Review: The Student

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CIFF Review: Bullhead

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CIFF Review: Southwest

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Chicago International Film Festival schedule released

Calling all Chicago-based film fanatics and film festival professionals: The full list of films and schedule for the 47th Chicago International Film Festival has been released. Taking place October 6th - October 20th, this year's CIFF will ...

 
 




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Why Don't You Just Die!"Drain-licking good"

 

Coffee & Kareem"No thank you, I'll have tea"

 

Tiger King"Quarantine with Joe Exotic"

 

Slay the Dragon"A powerful piece on political activism and the impact an individual can have"

 

The Platform"As above, so below"

 

SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"

 

Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"

 

The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"

 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always"Necessary for our time"

 

Jurassic Thunder"Somehow worse than it looks"

 

Castlevania (Season 3)"WHERE'S GRANT???"

 

The Booksellers"The moment he croaks I'm on the phone with Sotheby's"

 

The Wild Goose Lake"Goose on the loose."

 

The Way Back"Can't find its way"

 

The Dark Red"Kidnapping babies and wasting time"

 

The Invisible Man"Nothing to see here"

 

Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"

 

Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"

 

Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"

 

Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"

 

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"