"GUEST CRITICS" REVIEW SERIES

Bad Moms by Thanh Shanahan, Manda Torres, Kelly Johnson, and Donna Ferretti  (July 31, 2016)

A Bad Moms Christmas by Thanh Shanahan, Manda Torres, Kelly Johnson and Donna Ferretti  (November 19, 2017)

Charlie's Angels by "Becca" and Natalie Dybala (September 30, 2014)

Cinderella by Natalie Dybala  (April 1, 2015)

Dumb and Dumber To by Tina and Kerrick Wolf  (November 9, 2014)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Blaine Grimes  (November 20, 2016)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Kelly Meents  (November 20, 2016)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Shane Bowen  (November 28, 2016)

The Fate of the Furious by Emmanuel Noisette  (April 19, 2017)

Fifty Shades Darker by Sharon Mulyk  (February 17, 2017)

Fifty Shades of Grey by Kristin Wensler  (February 17, 2015)

Fifty Shades of Grey by Sharon Mulyk  (February 17, 2015)

It by Emmanuel Noisette  (September 9, 2017)

John Wick: Chapter 2 by Emmanuel Noisette  (February 10, 2017)

The Judge by Tammy Englund  (September 30, 2014)

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword by Steve Clifton (May 15, 2017)

Lights Out by Emmanuel Noisette  (July 22, 2016)

The Maze Runner by Heather Williams  (September 18, 2014)

Murder on the Orient Express by Jeff York  (November 9, 2017)

Office Christmas Party by Jake and Kimberly Narens  (December 25, 2016)

The Peanuts Movie with the Stark family  (November 7, 2015)

The Prince and Me: 10th Anniversary by "Becca" and Natalie Dybala  (September 10, 2014)

Rosewater and Maps to the Stars from the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival by Heather Hagan-McVeigh  (October 6, 2014)

Shaun the Sheep by Patrick and Nathan Finnegan  (August 27, 2015)

Snatched by Steve Pulaski  (May 13, 2017)

Think Like a Man Too by Hodges Smith, Jr.  (June 23, 2014)

Transformers: Age of Extinction by Jason Williams and Danielle Simonetti  (July 15, 2014)

YEAR-END LISTS

The Best of 2011 (so far)  (July 2, 2011)

The Best of 2012 (so far)  (June 25, 2012)

The Best of 2013 (so far)  (June 26, 2013)

The Best of 2014 (so far)  (June 19, 2014)

The Best of 2015 (so far)  (June 30, 2015)

The Best of 2016 (so far)  (June 30, 2016)

The Best of 2017 (so far)  (June 30, 2017)

The 10 Best Films of 2011  (December 31, 2011)

The 10 Best Films of 2012  (January 6, 2013)

The 10 Best Films of 2013  (December 31, 2013)

The 10 Best Films of 2014  (January 1, 2015)

The 10 Best Films of 2015  (December 29, 2015)

The 10 Best Films of 2016  (January 14, 2017)

The Worst Films of 2011  (January 1, 2012)

The Worst Films of 2012  (December 30, 2012)

The Worst Films of 2013  (January 2, 2014)

The Worst Films of 2014  (December 30, 2014)

"MOVIE CLASSROOM" VIDEO REVIEWS YOUTUBE CHANNEL

The Amazing Spider-Man 2  (July 20, 2014)

Atomic Blonde  (August 1, 2017)

Baywatch  (May 26, 2017)

The Big Sick  (August 1, 2017)

Birdman  (October 27, 2014)

Boyhood  (July 25, 2014)

Calvary  (August, 8, 2014)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier  (July 20, 2014)

Cars 3  (June 15, 2017)

Chef  (July 20, 2014)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes  (July 20, 2014)

Detroit  (August 1, 2017)

Draft Day  (July 20, 2014)

Edge of Tomorrow  (July 20, 2014) 

The Equalizer  (September 27, 2014)

A Ghost Story  (August 1, 2017)

Godzilla  (July 20, 2014)

Gone Girl  (October 26, 2014)

The Grand Budapest Hotel  (July 20, 2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy  (August 3, 2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  (May 17, 2017)

Happy Christmas  (July 25, 2014)

It Comes at Night  (June 10, 2017)

Magic in the Moonlight  (July 25, 2014)

A Most Wanted Man  (September 12, 2014)

Neighbors  (July 20, 2014)

The One I Love  (September 12, 2014)

Sex Tape  (July 26, 2014)

The Skeleton Twins  (October 2, 2014)

Snowpiercer  (July 20, 2014)

St. Vincent  (October 27, 2014)

They Came Together  (July 20, 2014)

22 Jump Street  (July 20, 2014)

Whiplash  (October 27, 2014)

Wonder Woman  (June 1, 2017)

X-Men: Days of Future Past  (July 20, 2014)

The Zero Theorem  (September 27, 2014)

COLLECTED CAPSULE REVIEWS

2017 Oscar Nominees for Best Animated Short  (February 11, 2017)

4th Chicago Critics Film Festival capsule reviews  (May 22, 2016)

5th Chicago Critics Film Festival: Feature film capsule reviews  (May 21, 2017)

5th Chicago Critics Film Festival: Short film capsule reviews  (May 21, 2017) 

50th Chicago International Film Festival capsule reviews  (October 24, 2014)

52nd Chicago International Film Festival capsule reviews  (October 20, 2016)

53rd Chicago International Film Festival capsule reviews  (October 24, 2017)

2nd Annual Irish American Movie Hooley: Capsule Reviews  (September 29, 2016)

3rd Annual Irish American Movie Hooley: Capsule Reviews (September 26, 2017)

COLUMNS AND EDITORIALS

BAG Movies: New review platform for "Every Movie Has a Lesson"  (January 4, 2016)

BAG Movies: Newly updated site platform  (June 4, 2016)

The Best Movie Beards  (November 20, 2012)

The Best Movie Firefighters and Fire Scenes  (April 6, 2012)

The Best Movie Fridays  (January 13, 2012)

The Best Movie Mustaches  (November 16, 2012)

The Best Movie Redheads  (June 19, 2012)

The Best Movies Filmed and Set in Chicago  (July 6, 2013)

The Best Movies Filmed and Set in Hawaii  (May 29, 2015)

Best Non-Horror Halloween Movie Scenes  (October 24, 2011)

Cold Movies to Beat the Summer Heat  (July 27, 2012)

Daily Themes for Social Media Pages  (January 4, 2016)

The Elusive "Guy-Cry" Movies  (February 15, 2011)

Everyone Has a Roger Ebert Story and Here's Mine  (April 4, 2013)

Facts and History of the Cannes Film Festival  (May 12, 2015)

50th Chicago International Film Festival must-see films  (October 10, 2014)

50th Chicago International Film Festival special events  (October 10, 2014)

51st Chicago International Film Festival must-see films  (October 15, 2015)

Five films to see before "La La Land"  (December 19, 2016)

The growing Video On Demand movie market  (August 3, 2013)

An Honor Roll of the Best Movies About College  (August 16, 2012)

Improving on the "Mozart Effect" with Movie Music  (July 4, 2014)

A Look at Movies Based of Folklore  (June 21, 2012)

The Most Desired and Long-Awaited Sequels  (April 3, 2012)

The Most Overlooked Films of 2011  (January 10, 2012)

Movies and the 9/11 Impact  (September 11, 2017)

Movies for Doomsday Preparations  (April 12, 2012)

Movies That Epitomize the American Dream: Parts 1 and 2  (September 22, 2011)

Movies That Epitomize the American Dream: Parts 3 and 4  (September 25, 2011)

Movies That Epitomize the American Dream: Part 5  (September 25, 2011)

Movies That Epitomize the American Dream: Part 6  (September 29, 2011)

Movies That Epitomize the American Dream: Part 7  (September 29, 2011)

Movies That Epitomize the American Dream: Part 8  (September 30, 2011)

Movies To Warm Your Cold Winter  (January 5, 2012)

Movies with Collectors and Hoarders  (January 12, 2012)

My Picks for the Greatest Movie Scores  (November 14, 2014)

My Top 10 Baseball Movies and their Lessons  (April 5, 2012)

My Top 10 Football Movies and their Lessons  (September 13, 2011)

My Top 10 Movie Fathers and their Lessons  (June 19, 2011)

My Top 10 Movie Father-Figures and their Lessons  (June 19, 2011)

My Top 10 Movie Mothers and their Lessons  (May 11, 2012)

My Top 10 Movie Robots and their Lessons  (July 1, 2011)

My Top 10 Movie Teachers  (June 21, 2011)

New Year's Resolutions for the Movie Industry for 2012  (January 3, 2012)

New Year's Resolutions for the Movie Industry for 2013  (January 1, 2013)

New Year's Resolutions for the Movie Industry for 2014  (January 3, 2014)

New Year's Resolutions for the Movie Industry for 2015  (January 6, 2015)

New Year's Resolutions for the Movie Industry for 2016  (January 1, 2016)

New Year's Resolutions for the Movie Industry for 2017  (December 31, 2016)

Preview Project: Ingenious  (September 9, 2012)

The Required Movies on a Man's Pinterest Page  (April 18, 2012)

Romantic Movie Escapes for Every State  (February 6, 2012)

Romantic Movie Escapes for the World  (February 9, 2012)

The Sarcastic "Guy-Cry" Movies  (February 21, 2011)

16 Hidden Gems for 2016  (January 17, 2017)

A Teacher's Reaction to Waiting for "Superman"  (November 13, 2010)

3rd Annual Irish American Movie Hooley Preview  (September 25, 2017)

The 10 Best Irish-themed Films  (March 16, 2017)

The 10 Best Italian-themed Films  (March 18, 2017)

The 10 Best Movie Adaptations of TV Shows  (March 16, 2012)

The 10 Best Movies Based on Folklore  (June 21, 2012)

The 10 Best Movie Presidents  (February 15, 2012)

The 10 Best Movie Volunteers  (April 17, 2012)

The 10 Best Time Travel Movies  (October 1, 2012)

Two Brave First-Timers  (June 21, 2010)

The Ultimate Movie Character Football Team  (January 28, 2013)

The Ultimate Movie Character Summer Olympic Team  (July 14, 2012)

The Ultimate Playlist of Movie Music Lullabies  (July 8, 2014)

Upcoming David Fincher book  (July 10, 2014)

Vampire Movies and Underworld: Blood Wars  (January 10, 2017)

What Happened to the "High School" Movie?  (September 5, 2013)

INFOGRAPHICS

Best Movie Rooftop Confrontations  (November 6, 2017)

Criminally Good Movie Heists  (November 8, 2017) 

Guess by Murder Weapon  (November 7, 2017)

Hollywood Hounds Quiz  (November 7, 2017)

The Importance of Fog in Film  (November 7, 2017)

Movies that Make You Feel Claustrophobic  (November 7, 2017)

Stephen King in Film  (November 6, 2017)

SEASONAL PREVIEWS

My 13 Most Anticipated Films of 2013  (January 8, 2013)

My 14 Most Anticipated Films of 2014  (January 2, 2014)

My 15 Most Anticipated Films of 2015  (December 31, 2014)

My 16 Most Anticipated Films of 2016  (January 1, 2016)

2014 Early Summer Preview  (April 29, 2014)

2014 Fall Movie Preview  (September 7, 2014)

2014 Holiday Movie Preview  (November 6, 2014)

2014 Late Summer Preview  (June  25, 2014)

2014 Spring Movie Preview  (March 3, 2014)

2014 Winter Movie Preview  (January 7, 2014)

2015 Early Summer Movie Preview (April 26, 2015)

2015 Holiday Movie Preview  (October 1, 2015)

2015 Fall Movie Preview  (August 28, 2015)

2015 Late Summer Preview  (June 23, 2015)

2015 Spring Movie Preview  (March 1, 2015)

2015 Winter Movie Preview  (December 31, 2014)

2016 Winter Movie Preview  (December 29, 2016)

2016 Spring Movie Preview  (March 2, 2016)

MEDIA APPEARANCES 

Creator's "Super News Live" on Facebook reviewing Baywatch  (May 30, 2017)

Guest on "Day at the Movies" #1 on LCU Chap Radio hosted by Tim Day  (September 6, 2013)

Guest on "Day at the Movies" #2 on LCU Chap Radio hosted by Tim Day  (January 6, 2014)

Guest on "Day at the Movies" #3 on LCU Chap Radio hosted by Tim Day  (February 24, 2014)

Guest on "Day at the Movies" #4 on LCU Chap Radio hosted by Tim Day  (June 3, 2014)

Guest on WGN Radio's "The Nick Digilio Show"  (January 8, 2017)

Guest on YPA Reviews with Mike Crowley reviewing Dunkirk and talking Christopher Nolan  (August 1, 2017)

Guest on YPA Reviews' "The Cinephrauds" with Mike Crowley talking Terrence Malick- Edited Version  (May 16, 2017)

Guest on YPA Reviews' "The Cinephrauds" with Mike Crowley talking Terrence Malick- Uncut Version  (May 16, 2017)

Wilmette Patch Guest Post Announcement  (February 8, 2017)

PODCAST GUEST SPOTS

"CinemaJaw" podcast with Matt Kubinski and Ryan Jagiello talking Logan and more  (March 6, 2017)

"The Cinescope Podcast" hosted by Chad Hopkins talking The Karate Kid  (July 19, 2017)

"E-Man's Movie Reviews" podcast hosted by Emmanuel Noisette reacting to Dunkirk  (July 24, 2017)

"E-Man's Movie Reviews" podcast hosted by Emmanuel Noisette reacting to Justice League  (November 19, 2017)

"E-Man's Movie Reviews" podcast hosted by Emmanuel Noisette reacting to Spider-Man: Homecoming  (July 12, 2017)

"The Harvey and Bob Show" for LodgeCon 2017 and The LEGO Batman Movie  (February 17, 2017)

"The Harvey and Bob Show:" Meet the CIFCC  (March 23, 2016)

"Kicking the Seat" podcast for Doctor Strange hosted by Ian Simmons  (November 6, 2016)

"Kicking the Seat" podcast for Finding Dory hosted by Ian Simmons  (June 18, 2016)

"Kicking the Seat" podcast for Justice League hosted by Ian Simmons  (November 17, 2017)

"Kicking the Seat" podcast for Moana with Thanh Shanahan and hosted by Ian Simmons (November 24, 2016)

"Kicking the Seat" podcast for Passengers hosted by Ian Simmons  (December 23, 2016)

"Kicking the Seat" podcast for Wonder Woman hosted by Ian Simmons  (June 4, 2017)

"Kicking the Seat" podcast year-end roundtable for 2016 hosted by Ian Simmons  (December 31, 2016)

"Page 2 Screen" Podcast on L.A. Confidential hosted by Jeff York of the International Screenwriters' Network  (September 9, 2017) 

"Reel Talker" Podcast: Episode 2 hosted by Jim Alexander  (June 4, 2017)

"Reel Talker" Podcast: Episode 3 hosted by Jim Alexander  (June 8, 2017)

"Reel Talker" Podcast: Episode 4 hosted by Jim Alexander  (June 15, 2017)

"Reel Talker" Podcast: Episode 5 hosted by Jim Alexander  (August 4, 2017)

"Underrated" Podcast hosted by Gabriel Green and James Hamrick talking "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"  (September 20, 2017)

GUEST POSTS

Eman's Movie Reviews: Guest Critic for Fathers and Daughters  (July 19, 2016)

Eman's Movie Reviews: Guest Critic for Kubo and the Two Strings  (August 22, 2016)

Eman's Movie Reviews: Guest Critics for Pete's Dragon  (August 22, 2016)

Eman's Movie Reviews: Guest Critic for The Space Between Us  (February 9, 2017)

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALS AND INFOGRAPHICS

LodgeCon 2017 Panel Host Announcement  (February 8, 2017)

SPECIAL: CIFCC coverage of the Chicago premiere of The American Side  (June 18, 2016)

SPECIAL: The Wilmette Theatres hosts "Science on Screen" series  (January 23, 2017)

CIFCC VIDEOS

VIDEO: CIFCC Post-Film Reactions: The BFG  (July 1, 2016)

VIDEO: CIFCC Post-Film Reactions: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk  (November 20, 2016)

VIDEO: CIFCC Post-Film Reactions: Captain America: Civil War  (May 7, 2016)

VIDEO: CIFCC Post-Film Reactions: Finding Dory  (June 16, 2016)'

VIDEO: CIFCC Post-Film Reactions: Free State of Jones  (July 1, 2016)

VIDEO: CIFCC Post-Film Reactions: Hands of Stone  (September 19, 2016)

VIDEO: CIFCC Post-Film Reactions: Hell or High Water  (August 19, 2016)

VIDEO: CIFCC Post-Film Reactions: Jason Bourne  (August 4, 2016)

VIDEO: CIFCC Post-Film Reactions: The Legend of Tarzan  (July 1, 2016)

VIDEO: CIFCC Post-Film Reactions: The Light Between Oceans  (September 19, 2016)

VIDEO: CIFCC Post-Film Reactions: Suicide Squad  (August 4, 2016)

VIDEO: CIFCC Post-Film Reactions: Sully  (September 19, 2016)

VIDEO: CIFCC Post-Film Reactions: War Dogs  (September 19, 20160

VIDEO: CIFCC Post-Film Reactions: Wiener-Dog  (August 4, 2016)

VIDEO: CIFCC Post-Film Reactions: "X-Men: Apocalypse"  (May 15, 2016)

VIDEO: Meet the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle!  (June 16, 2016)

VIDEO: A Special Message from the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle!  (November 11, 2016)

AWARDS TALK

2016 CIFCC Nominations Announcement  (December 29, 2016)

Final 2011 Awards Tracker and 2012 Oscar Reactions  (February 27, 2012)

Final 2012 Awards Tracker and 2013 Oscar Reactions  (February 25, 2013)

Final 2013 Awards Tracker and 2014 Oscar Reactions  (March 3, 2014)

Final 2014 Awards Tracker and 2015 Oscar Reactions  (February 23, 2015)

Final 2016 Awards Tracker and 2016 Oscar Reactions  (February 28, 2016)

Final 2017 Awards Tracker and 2017 Oscar Reactions  (February 27, 2017)

14 Films to Keep an Eye on for the 2014 Oscars  (February 25, 2013)

15 Films to Watch for the 2015 Oscars  (March 3, 2014)

16 Films to Watch for the 2016 Oscars  (February 23, 2015)

17 Films to Watch for the 2017 Oscars  (February 29, 2016)

18 Films to Watch for the 2018 Oscars  (February 27, 2017)

My Full and Official 2012 Oscar Predictions (February 13, 2012)

My Full and Official 2013 Oscar Predictions  (February 22, 2013)

My Full and Official 2014 Oscar Predictions  (February 28, 2014)

My Full and Official 2015 Oscar Predictions (February 18, 2015)

My Full and Official 2016 Oscar Predictions  (February 24, 2016)

My Full and Official 2017 Oscar Predictions  (February 23, 2017)

Oscar Predictions 2014: The female acting awards (February 28, 2014)

Oscar Predictions 2014: The male acting awards (February 28, 2014)

Oscar Predictions 2014: The minor film categories (February 26, 2014)

Oscar Predictions 2014: The music and sound categories  (February 26, 2014)

Oscar Predictions 2014: The race for Best Picture (February 28, 2014)

Oscar Predictions 2014: The visual and artistic categories  (February 26, 2014)

Oscar Predictions 2014: The writing and directing awards  (February 28, 2014)

Oscar Predictions 2015: The female acting awards (February 18, 2015)

Oscar Predictions 2015: The male acting awards (February 18, 2015

Oscar Predictions 2015: The minor film categories (February 17, 2015)

Oscar Predictions 2015: The musical and sound categories  (February 16, 2015)

Oscar Predictions 2015: The race for Best Picture (February 18, 2015)

Oscar Predictions 2015: The visual and artistic categories  (February 16, 2015)

Oscar Predictions 2015: The writing and directing categories  (February 18, 2015)

Oscar Predictions 2016: The female acting awards  (February 23, 2016)

Oscar Predictions 2016: The male acting awards  (February 23, 2016)

Oscar Predictions 2016: The minor film categories  (February 22, 2016)

Oscar Predictions 2016: The music and sound categories  (February 22, 2016)

Oscar Predictions 2016: The race for Best Picture  (February 24, 2016)

Oscar Predictions 2016: The visual and artistic categories  (February 22, 2016)

Oscar Predictions 2016: The writing and directing awards  (February 23, 2016)

Oscar Predictions 2017: The female acting awards  (February 22, 2017)

Oscar Predictions 2017: The male acting awards  (February 22, 2017)

Oscar Predictions 2017: The minor film categories  (February 21, 2017)

Oscar Predictions 2017: The music and sound categories  (February 20, 2017)

Oscar Predictions 2017: The race for Best Picture  (February 23, 2017)

Oscar Predictions 2017: The visual and artistic categories  (February 21, 2017)

Oscar Predictions 2017: The writing and directing awards  (February 22, 2017)

Predicting the 86th Academy Award Nominations (January 21, 2014)

Predicting the 87th Academy Award Nominations  (January 14, 2015)

Predicting the 88th Academy Award Nominations  (January 13, 2016)

Predicting the 89th Academy Award Nominations  (January 23, 2017)

Reactions and Results of the 86th Academy Award Nominations  (January 21, 2014)

Reactions and Results of the 87th Academy Award Nominations  (January 15, 2015)

Reactions and Results of the 88th Academy Award Nominations  (January 14, 2016)

Reactions and Results of the 89th Academy Award Nominations  (January 24, 2017)

SPECIAL: 2016 CIFCC Awards Announcement  (January 9, 2017) 

Who Will Win/Should Win the 2014 Golden Globes  (January 9, 2014)

Who Will Win/Should Win the 2015 Golden Globes  (January 11, 2015)

Who Will Win/Should Win the 2016 Golden Globes  (January 8, 2016)

Who Will Win/Should win the 2017 Golden Globes  (January 7, 2016)

 


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