Chicago Film Scene Reviews and Recs

It should come as no surprise that we at the Chicago Film Scene watch a lot of movies and TV. As filmmakers it’s more or less in our blood to watch everything we can. Plus, let’s be honest, it’s a fun hobby.

Here you’ll find reviews and recommendations for whatever we at CFS want to talk about. Maybe there’s a hot new movie that everyone is talking about and we want to add our voice to the conversation. Maybe there’s a TV show so obscure that few have heard of it but that deserves a new audience. Maybe it’s a list curated and organized like a cinematic playlist.

Either way, you’ll be in good hands for deciding what to watch next.

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Watercooler Reviews

Watercooler Reviews | “Ted Lasso” Round Table: Season 2, Episodes 9 and 10: “Beard After Hours” and “No Weddings and a Funeral”

Beard After Hours  Usually when a show’s narrative takes a mini vacation from the main one, one or two things are being signaled: a side character is about to get a backstory, or sh*t...
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11 Minutes
Watercooler Reviews

Watercooler Reviews | “Ted Lasso” Round Table: Season 2, Episodes 6, 7 and 8: “The Signal,” “Headspace” and “Man City”

There were a lot of complaints, somehow, following season 1 of Ted Lasso that the show didn’t have enough conflict. That it was simply too… happy. After sitting through Ted and Michelle’s breakup scene, it astounds...
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6 Minutes
Watercooler Reviews

Watercooler Reviews | “Ted Lasso” Round Table: Season 2, Episode 5: “Rainbow”

Continuing the rom-com action from last week’s Love Actually surprise, Ted Lasso truly outdid itself with an episode-ending, tear-jerking sequence involving my man Roy Kent and his decision to return to Richmond… as Coach. But a lot happened...
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5 Minutes
Chicago Film Scene Reviews and Recs

Lovecraft Country | Season 1, Episode 7: “I Am.” ‒ The Timeless Hippolyta Freeman

Lovecraft’s seventh episode is titled “I Am.”  Finally we get Hippolyta Freeman starring as the heroine of an episode, and her journey thru not-quite-time-travel is strange, magical and super inspiring.  The final half hour...
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