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Noir City Returns to the Music Box in Chicago | Festivals & Awards

Tuesday, Aug. 29 “Chicago Deadline” (35mm), 7 p.m.: On the trail of a murderer, a reporter (Alan Ladd) falls in love with the dead victim (Donna Reed). Rode picked this film, which he notes, “everyone compares to ‘Laura,’” referring to Otto Preminger’s 1944 noir with a similar premise. “As a tough reporter, Alan Ladd was never better cast than he was in this movie,” Rode said. The novel One Woman, by Freeport, Illinois, native Tiffany Thayer, inspired the movie, and two decades later, the made-for-TV movie and subsequent series “(Fame Is) The Name of the Game.” “Larceny” (35mm), 9 p.m.: The grifters Silky and Rick (Dan Duryea and John Payne) try to shake down a war widow (Joan Caulfield). Shelley Winters, in her second credited screen role as Tory, Silky’s moll, is ...

Meet the Residents of Element City in Pixar’s ‘Elemental’ Trailer

Pixar is back with their latest beautiful looking animated movie in a totally new and strange world. They’ve made movies about worlds of monsters, worlds of bugs, worlds of toys, worlds of cars, worlds of emotions. Now here is a movie about a world of elements: fire, earth, air, and water. The hook of Elemental is, as you may suspect, that these sentient elements are kept apart, until two of them meet by chance: Ember (Leah Lewis) and Wade (Mamadou Athie). The story is rife with all kinds of metaphorical potential from there. Check out the new trailer for the film below: This premise definitely seems very Pixar-y but I am curious how this world works … like, there is a sentient, talking water being in the film, but there is also just, like, regular old water. Why is some w...