EIGHTH GRADE
(***-VC)

"...manages to be more compelling than most of its big name counterparts."
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EIGHTH GRADE
(***-VC)

"...manages to be much more compelling than most of its big name counterparts."


 

FIRST REFORMED
(****-VC)
"...the most powerful and extraordinary English language film I have seen this year"


 

TAU
(***-VC)
"...helped put me in another world and make me forget things that bothered me"


 

DEATH OF SUPERMAN
(***-JR)
"...an engaging entertainment that can stand with the best of the DCAU."


 

PERSONA
(****-VC)
"It struggles to reach the unknowable, the abstract and the transcendent."


 

BLINDSPOTTING
(****-VC)
"...remarkably well written-and anchored by the two superb lead performances"


 

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
(***-VC)
"...extremely strong and original for at least two thirds of its duration."


 

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-FALLOUT
(***-JR)
"... it's the must-see, big-screen event of the season"


 

YEARS BEST FILMS-MIDTERM EDITION
Vito Picks his TOP TEN Films of the Year as of the First Half of 2018


 

YEARS BEST FILMS-MIDTERM EDITION
JR Picks his TOP TEN Films of the Year as of the First Half of 2018


 

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
(***-JR)
"...rich in imagination and a shrewd purveyor of monkey wrenches..."


 

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
(**-JR)
"...an expertly manufactured hunk of corporate moviemaking...""


 

INCREDIBLES 2
(***-JR)

"...not certain the filmmaker knows what it is he actually wants to say this time out"


 

PARALLEL PLANES
(***-VC)

"...infectious, inspirational film about creative people making innovative music..."


 

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
(**-JR)
"It's fine"


 

DEADPOOL 2
(***-JR)
"Deadpool 2 is very pleased with itself, and not nearly so subversive as it imagines"


 

TULLY
(***-VC)
"...many scenes have a documentary like authenticity"


 

AVENGERS INFINITY WAR
(**-JR)
"Marvel wrangle's a massive cast, but not a story that deserves their presence."


 

A QUIET PLACE
(***-JR)
"...an intimate tale of familial devotion and survival..."


 

READY PLAYER ONE
(***-JR)
"... a diverting slice of entertainment..."


 

ANNIHILATION
(***-JR)
"...a melding of the sumptuously scientific and the thrillingly cathartic..."

  CHICAGO EUROPEAN UNION FILM FESTIVAL-2018
2017,  2016
March 9th to April 5th at the Siskel Film Center, Chicago Illinois


 

GO WEST #1 (of 3)
(***-NR)
"Garrett Gunn's words are compelling, and instantly grab us from the get-go"


 

RED SPARROW
(*-VC)
"...an unoriginal, overlong, demoralizing piece of cinematic sewage..."


 

ACADEMY AWARDS PREDICTIONS-2018 EDITION
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Three Critics, 22 nominations and fifty predictions for 2018


 

BLACK PANTHER
(***-JR)
"..one of the few blockbusters that does not feel like it was made by committee..."


 

BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT
(**-JR)
"Worse than the dull animation is all the fan service the screenplay relishes in"


 

COMIC MOVIE REVIEW ROUND UP
Vito Carli ranks and reviews 28 comic based films form the last decade


 

THE YEARS BEST FILMS-2017 EDITION
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2009-2000, 2006
"Good Old JR" Jim Rutkowski weighs in with his picks for the TOP 10 films of 2017


 

CINEMA RETROSPECTIVE-2017
 2016, 2015
Vito Carli returns with his look back at the year in cinema for 2017


 

the SHAPE OF WATER
(***-JR)
"...a special movie with relevant themes and a strong emotional payoff."

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