Perhaps what’s so surprising about 1997’s Wag the Dog is how the political satire feels so realistic over twenty years following its theatrical release. It’s two weeks before Election Day and the president is caught making an advance on a Firefly Girl. Enter Conrad Brean (Robert De Niro) and presidential aide Winifred Ames (Anne Heche). Their sole duty over the next two weeks is to keep the public distracted by any means necessary. If it…"Wag The Dog: This Film Feels Very Realistic"
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Led by a career-best performance from Mary Kay Place, Diane tells the story of a Massachusetts woman who puts others before herself. Time flies by for Diane (Mary Kay Place)–this is a woman who rarely puts herself first. When we’re first introduced to her, it’s at the hospital to show support for her cousin, Donna (Deirdre O’Connell). If she’s not showing care for Donna, she’s trying to deal with the mess that is her son,…"Chicago Film Festival 2018: Diane"