Host Frankie Picasso and Chicago Movie Critic Brent Marchant deep dive into the following movies for your pleasure. Included in this review are
“Moonage Daydream” — a long but excellent documentary about David Bowie — not just the musician but the consummate artist and what drove him. Playing theatrically (and maybe available for streaming soon). Review link: https://brentmarchant.com/2022/10/09/moonage-daydream-brilliantly-profiles-a-consummate-artist/
“Tár”, the new drama with Cate Blanchett about a brilliant, compulsively driven orchestral conductor. This is playing in limited theatrical distribution at the moment, with wider distribution to come at the end of the month, but it may not be available in your area yet. Summary review available at https://brentmarchant.com/quick-cuts/tar/.
“Nothing Compares” — an insightful documentary about the life, music and activism of Sinead O’Connor. Playing on the Showtime cable network and the Showtime Anytime streaming service. Summary review link: https://brentmarchant.com/quick-cuts/nothing-compares/
“Bros” — a hilarious gay male romantic comedy, the first such release from a major studio. Playing theatrically. Summary review link: https://brentmarchant.com/quick-cuts/bros/ (full review to come)
“Olga” — an intriguing fusion of political thriller and sports drama set in Ukraine during the 2013-14 Maidan Uprising. Available for streaming on Kino Now. Review link: https://brentmarchant.com/2022/09/27/olga-spotlights-the-essential-power-of-choice/. Production notes attached.
“Murina” — the story of a young Croatian woman who struggles to assert herself and separate herself from a stifling patriarchal culture from executive producer Martin Scorsese. Available for streaming on Kino Now. Summary review link: https://brentmarchant.com/quick-cuts/murina-moray-eel/ (full review to come). Production notes attached.
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