Tomb Raider: Alicia Vikander Is An Action Hero

Oscar winner Alicia Vikander gets the opportunity to kick ass in Tomb Raider in what is no doubt the best film based on a video game in quite some time. Films based on video games usually go one of two ways–they are good or they are downright awful.  What Tomb Raider does is allow for Lara Croft do get a new origin story on screen in a way that reboots the franchise.  Vikander takes the…

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Chicago Film Festival: The Square

The Square, this year’s Palme d’Or winner at the Cannes Film Festival is an amusing but over-long comedy that satirizes the art world. Written and directed by Ruben Östlund, the film stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, and Christopher Laessø. How far is too far to go when it comes to getting publicity?  That’s what writer/director Östlund is trying to get out of viewers watching the film. The curator of an art…

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