Mira Nair

Film Review: Profiling Transforms ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’

CHICAGO – Given the recent media coverage of the Boston bombings, the issue of profiling – judging a individual as suspect based on religion or appearances – is an ongoing problem. Director Mira Nair explores profiling in the context of September 11th in “The Reluctant Fundamentalist.”

Interview: Director Mira Nair on ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’

CHICAGO – In director Mira Nair’s latest film – “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” – the issues that were presented seemed ripped from the headlines. Although this is a film dealing with profiling a Pakistani immigrant post September 11th, it has echoes in the media coverage of the recent Boston bombings.

HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ With Kate Hudson

CHICAGO – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 50 pairs of movie passes up for grabs to the advance screening of “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” starring Kate Hudson!

Blu-Ray Review: Dull ‘Amelia’ Should Be Grounded

Amelia

CHICAGO – It seems downright sad that “Amelia,” a movie that was so widely predicted to be a part of the 2009 awards season, would be released on Blu-ray and DVD on the same day as the Oscar announcements. On paper, “Amelia” seemed like Oscar bait through and through with important subject matter headlined by one of the few women to have more than one Oscar. On Blu-ray, it’s easy to see why this cinematic plane crashed and burned.

Blu-Ray Review: ‘New York, I Love You’ Celebrates Cinema, Forgets City

New York, I Love You Blu-Ray

CHICAGO – For film lovers unable to attend international film festivals, “Paris, je t’aime” provided an irresistible glimpse at world cinema. Eighteen celebrated filmmakers were each recruited to make a short subject set in the City of Love, thus allowing audiences to view the same town from different cultural perspectives. Some shorts worked better than others, but the resounding majority of them were utterly captivating.

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  • South Side

    CHICAGO – One the brightest comedies set in Chicago is “South Side,” created by Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle. The pair moved the show from Comedy Central to HBO Max, and Season Two dropped for streaming on November 11th, 2021, with the same free-wheeling and hilarious misadventures of Simon and Kareme.

  • Colin in Black & White

    CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on November 4th, 2021, reviewing the new miniseries “Colin in Black & White” – regarding the early years of ex-NFL QB Colin Kaepernick – currently streaming on Netflix.

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