Ben Sachs

Part-time film critic, part-time grad student. Proud Chicagoan, prouder husband to Kathleen Sachs.

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This year’s Animation Show of Shows amuses more than astonishes
December, 13 2018
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Lee Chang-dong’s Burning demonstrates the perils of trying to adapt Haruki Murakami to the screen
November, 30 2018
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Dovlatov and Outlaw King take pains to present the past as their audiences would prefer to see it
November, 20 2018
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The heist film Museo gives Alonso Ruizpalacios a showcase for his best camera tricks
November, 16 2018
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In his latest documentary, Monrovia, Indiana, Frederick Wiseman is curiously uninterested in the human inhabitants of a small town
November, 1 2018
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Director Tamara Jenkins returns with Private Life, a sharp and funny examination of infertility and art
October, 25 2018
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Ike Barinholtz’s political satire The Oath is, above all, a provocation
October, 18 2018
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In Rise and Fall of a Small Film Company, Jean-Luc Godard contemplates the transition from celluloid to video
September, 27 2018
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Ecstasy on film: Nathaniel Dorsky discusses The Arboretum Cycle, his latest work of devotional cinema, which he'd prefer you watch alone
September, 24 2018
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Johnnie To retrospective
September, 19 2018
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Raya Martin discusses Filipino cinema and his latest film, the crime drama Smaller and Smaller Circles
September, 17 2018
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The Brazilian fantasy Good Manners confounds all expectations
September, 13 2018
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Art gets in the way of Madeline’s Madeline
August, 29 2018
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An interview with Bing Liu about his powerful documentary Minding the Gap
August, 27 2018
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The Wife’s a better conversation starter than a movie
August, 21 2018
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Let us now praise Alan Rudolph
August, 20 2018
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Araby follows the life and jobs of an itinerant Brazilian laborer
August, 16 2018
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Noir City: Chicago travels back in time to the postwar golden age of noir
August, 13 2018
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BlacKkKlansman retells the true story of a black cop who joined his local Klan chapter
August, 8 2018
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How inmates at Cook County Jail curated the WorldScene Film Festival
August, 6 2018
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The Third Murder deepens on a repeat screening
August, 1 2018
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Northbrook Public Library: The best Chicago revival house not actually in Chicago
July, 27 2018
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"Afro-Futurism Short Films" dips into the cultural wellspring that fed Black Panther
July, 25 2018
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In the silent classic The Lighthouse Keepers, styles and emotions come crashing in like waves
July, 19 2018
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David Wojnarowicz Daniel Berger
July, 18 2018
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Hong Sang-soo and Kim Min-hee's real-life affair yields a trio of films about infidelity
July, 12 2018
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Lesbian revolutionaries smash sexual taboos to undermine the patriarchy in Bruce LaBruce's The Misandrists
July, 6 2018
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A government official's child rape is swept under the rug in Angels Wear White
June, 27 2018
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An interview with cinematographer turned director Ernest Dickerson
June, 22 2018
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Upgrade is so derivative, it’s original
June, 14 2018
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Chicago Underground Film Festival: The Story of a Satellite
June, 6 2018
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Chicago Underground Film Festival: Gold and copper miners tough it out in Good Luck
May, 31 2018
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The not-so-incredibly-true adventure of two Orthodox Jewish girls in love
May, 4 2018
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The documentary Summer in the Forest is mediocre—and a must-see
May, 2 2018
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A Scene at the Sea is an early masterpiece from Takeshi Kitano
April, 27 2018
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The film shorts program ‘I’m Not Sure What You Mean?’ spotlights queer coming-of-age experiences
April, 24 2018
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The Music Box kicks off a season of Michael Curtiz revivals with the silent melodrama A Million Bid
April, 20 2018
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The low-budget mystery Gemini is an honest but failed study in upper-class malaise
April, 11 2018
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Isle of Dogs is Wes Anderson's timeliest film
April, 6 2018
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Tyler Perry's Acrimony is my new guilty pleasure
April, 4 2018
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Check out the masterful documentary Bitter Money for an eye-opening lesson in modern Chinese economics
March, 30 2018
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Steven Soderbergh's Unsane is a provocation disguised as genre entertainment
March, 28 2018
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Keep the Change provides an affectionate look at people with intellectual disabilities
March, 23 2018
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Thoroughbreds is a handsomely understated drama about awful people
March, 20 2018
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The future is now in Duncan Jones's Mute
March, 16 2018
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Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke is treading water in Happy End
March, 13 2018
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You probably missed Blade of the Immortal when it played here, but now you can catch it on DVD and BluRay
March, 9 2018
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Ava DuVernay transported us to Selma, but outer space is another matter
March, 8 2018
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Death Wish makes a play for thematic complexity, but it's the same old revenge story
March, 3 2018
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Discover the erotic, macabre world of French director Jean Rollin
March, 1 2018
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Ben Sachs is a writer who has produced content for chicagoreader.com
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