Jon Espino

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Every year, we wait with bated breath to see what the line-up for this year’s Chicago International Film Festival will be. Can they possibly outdo last year’s selections? What gems have they found for us to view? In its 52nd year, this festival shows no signs of stopping. ...continue »
In a growing world where people’s differences are being considered a cause for fear and violence, we need more films that value inclusion of those who don’t meet the status quo. Especially with Trump mania poisoning our youth, we need messages like the one Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children offers, even if the film itself is far from perfect. ...continue »
Anthony Rapp, star of stage and screen, continues to have a longstanding relationship with the LGBTQ+ community. He rose to popularity over 20 years ago when he starred as Mark Cohen in Rent and has continued to make contributions to theater, television, and film. ...continue »
Geeks OUT talks with Chicago-native director Matt Kugelman about this passion project of his on the Reeling's opening night red carpet event and "shoots the shit" with drag icon Bianca Del Rio herself. ...continue »
In this ever-changing world, there is one thing I know to be certain and it’s that animation is not just for children. Some of the most entertaining and emotionally fulfilling films just so happen to be animated. ...continue »