Hello, Chicago!

If you were listening to WMBI in Chicago this afternoon, and go my invitation to come visit me here at LookingCloser.org... welcome!You heard me talking about my favorite films of 2008, but hey... I only scratched the surface. I talked about Man on Wire, and Rachel Getting Married (which I just added to the list). But there are many more films that slipped by moviegoers quietly last year.Here's the (updated) list of my favorites from 2008.And thanks for listening to Steve Hiller on … [Read more...]

The Chicago Film Critics Nominations

As these critical nominations roll out this year, there's far more love for King Kong than I ever expected. Here are the nominations by the Chicago Film Critics... one of the groups that don't seem to be hasty, waiting until most of the 2005 films have arrived and had time to sink in. … [Read more...]