Tuesday, January 11, 2022

At the Movies in 2022


 

A running list of what I've seen on the big screen this year:

1. Nightmare Alley (2021)- Landmark Century Cinema

2. In Cold Blood (1967)- Music Box Theater

3. The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021)- Music Box Theater 

4. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)- Pickwick Theater

5. The Apartment (1960)- Music Box Theater

6. Scream (2022)- Logan Theater

7. The Scary of Sixty-First (2021)- Music Box Theater

8. Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)- Doc Films

9. The Conversation (1974)- Music Box Theater

10. Hud (1963)- Music Box Theater

11. Out of the Blue (1980)- Music Box Theater

12. Sundown (2022)- Gene Siskel Film Center

13. Strawberry Mansion (2022)- Music Box Theater

14. The Batman (2022)- Regal City North

15. Air Mail (1932)- North Eastern Illinois University (CFS)

16. The Sting (1973)- Pickwick Theater

17. X (2022)- Logan Theater

18. Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022)- Landmark Century Cinema

19. Bigger Than Life (1956)-Music Box Theater (CFS)

20. Mask (1985)- Music Box Theater

21. Desire and Hell at the Sunset Motel (1991)-Music Box Theater

22. Lost Highway (1997)-Music Box Theater

23. The Outfit (2022)-The Quad Cinema (New York)

24. The Lady From Shanghai (1947)- Music Box Theater 

25. We’re All Going to the World’s Fair (2021)- Music Box Theater

26. The African Queen (1951)- Pickwick Theater

27. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)- Music Box Theater

28. The Northman (2022)- Logan Theater

29. 28 Days Later (2002)-Music Box 

30. Pontypool (2008)- Music Box

31. Unforgiven (1992)- Music Box

32. Inland Empire (2006)- Music Box

33. Marcel the Shell with Shoes on (2022)- Music Box

34. Doc (1971)- Music Box

35. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)- Regal City North

36. Light Sleeper (1992)- Doc Films

37. Top Gun: Maverick (2022)- Logan Theater

38. Crimes of the Future (2022)- Music Box

39. Sudden Fear (1952)- Northeastern Illinois University (CFS)

40. A Star is Born (1954)- Gene Siskel Film Center

41. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)- Music Box

42. Nope (2022)- Logan Theater

43. Mad God (2022)- Music Box

44. Resurrection (2022)- Music Box

45. Seconds (1966)- Doc Films

46. The Cameraman (1928)- Music Box

47. The Marriage Circle (1924)- Music Box

48. Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago (2022)- Music Box 

49. Bullet Train (2022)- Regal Webster Place

50. Ratatouille (2007)- Music Box

51. Friday the 13th Part III in 3D (1982)- Music Box

52. Thief (1981)- Music Box Noir City Chicago (NCC)

53. Flesh and Bone (1993)- Music Box NCC

54. Among the Living (1941)- Music Box NCC

55. Street of Chance (1942)- Music Box NCC

56. Smooth as Silk (1946)- Music Box NCC

57. So Dark the Night (1946)- Music Box NCC 

58. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)- Music Box NCC

59. Playgirl (1954)- Music Box NCC

60. The Cruel Tower (1956)- Music Box NCC

61. Stand By Me (1986)- Music Box

62. Rio Bravo (1959)- Pickwick Theater

63. Within Our Gates (1920)- Music Box (CFS)

64. White Line Fever (1975)- NEIU (CFS)

65. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)- Facets

66. Stir of Echoes (1999)- Facets

67. Cat People (1942)- Facets

68. Cemetery Man (1994)- Music Box

69. Tar (2022)- Music Box

70. Personal Shopper (2016)- Facets

71. Demonlover (2002)- Facets

72. House of Wax (1953)- Pickwick Theater

73. The Maltese Falcon (1941)- Logan Theater

74. The Wind (1928)- Music Box

75. Malcolm X (1992)- Music Box

76. The Cabinet of Dr Caligari- Pickwick Theater

77. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Consider The Cab Driver


 The new issue of NOIR CITY features my overview of the surprisingly rich history of the cab driver in noir, from 99 RIVER STREET and JOHNNY EAGER to TAXI DRIVER and COLLATERAL. Get the magazine here