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Halloween time is Giallo time in Chicago: Cinephile Stephanie Sack (Episode 894)

Cinephile/Giallo expert Stephanie Sack returns to Car Con Carne to talk about some Giallo events happening in Chicago during this Halloween season. The centerpiece of that list is a special appearance by “Suspiria” actress Barbara Magnolfi at Chicago’s horror-themed cafe,…

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Chicago International Film Festival – ‘Plan 75’ (capsule review)

(Film viewed as part of the Chicago International Film Festival) Dystopian fiction done right feels just plausible enough that you can envision those events playing out in real life. Just ask Margaret Atwood. Director Chie Hayakawa’s new film, “Plan 75,”…

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Chicago International Film Festival – ‘Rounding’ (capsule review)

(Film viewed as part of the Chicago International Film Festival) “Rounding” is a psychological thriller that slow-burns its way through the emotional and physical unraveling of a medical resident wrestling with PTSD and trauma. Visually, the film offers plenty of…

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Chicago International Film Festival – ‘Shorts 3: After Dark — Things Aren’t What They Seem’ (capsule review)

(Film viewed as part of the Chicago International Film Festival) ‘Shorts 3: After Dark — Things Aren’t What They Seem’ collects eight horror shorts from U.S., U.K. and Mexico filmmakers. Of those eight, half are worth recommending. Of those, two…

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Chicago International Film Festival – ‘Band’ (capsule review)

(Film viewed as part of the Chicago International Film Festival) Look, getting older sucks, and it’s something that’s even harder to deal with when you’re an independent musician. At some point, bands who’ve yet to break through their respective “scene…

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Oscars Biggest Mistakes – An Academy Awards rundown with author Eric Litt (Episode 710)

The 94th Academy Awards happen on March 27th, and I invited author Eric Litt (“Oscars Biggest Mistakes: A Super Fan’s Guide to the Academy Awards: 1969-2021”) to talk about Academy Awards history. He talks about times they got it right……