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Posted by Jon Burke | May 16, 2017

In the last few years B movies have stepped out of the cinematic shadows and into the limelight as legitimate, critically valid films. From John Wick to Green Room and,...

Posted by Tim Taranto | Sep 1, 2016

Film still courtesy of Jesse Kreitzer The hard work and vision of a UI film grad seems to paying off, as Jesse Kreitzer and his now award-winning short film Black...

The Yes Men
Posted by Kembrew McLeod | Aug 26, 2015

Film Screening and Q&A: The Yes Men Are Revolting FilmScene (via The Bijou Theatre) -- Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. (Free) Using humorous deceptions to get their political points...

Boo! Skulls!
Posted by Eric Kuehl | Oct 21, 2014

This Sunday at 6 p.m, FilmScene is hosting “Homemade Horror,” the second installment of the Bijou Open Screen fall series. Prizes will be given to those who...

Rust and Bone
Posted by Scott Samuelson | Mar 18, 2013

Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts star in Jacques Audiard's Rust and Bone. The spirit of our age walks on prosthetic limbs. Of course, humanity has always been fascinated by amputees....

The Oscars
Posted by Drew Bulman | Feb 20, 2013

The Oscars are set to air on ABC at 7:30 p.m. this Sunday, and Iowa City film aficionados have a couple of opportunities to make a night of it.

Posted by Scott Samuelson | Sep 26, 2012

A scene from Chris Marker's La'Jete (1962) The origin myth of cinema is that when the Lumière brothers gave the first public screening of their 50-second documentary The Arrival of...

Posted by Scott Samuelson | Sep 5, 2012

Once upon a time our downtown was lit by the Astro, the Englert, and the Campus Theaters. One by one they faded. Only the Bijou, our solitary star, still flickers....

Posted by Weekender | Oct 13, 2011

In this week's Weekender, we bridge the gap between print and online journalism, say goodbye to a local band, encourage local political engagement and learn that you can say City...

Posted by Weekender | Jul 21, 2011

Fashion Photography and Pop Music await you this weekend. Don't move too fast though. It's still sort of hot outside.

Posted by Weekender | Oct 28, 2010

Halloween's an important holiday. There are a lot of things to do. Here are some things that The Weekender thinks you'd be into.

Posted by Scott Samuelson | Oct 6, 2010

I’ve now seen Vittorio De Sica’s masterpiece The Bicycle Thief twice in my life. I’m not sure how many more times I’ll be able to bear it. It’s too real;...

Posted by Scott Samuelson | May 3, 2010

Talking Movies: May 2010 - It’s always risky making generalizations involving gender. But what’s life without a little risk? Motherhood is the social role most likely to devour a person’s...

Posted by Scott Samuelson | Mar 23, 2010

Talking Movies: March 2010 – If you’re the kind of moviegoer who wishes you’d lived back when X was making movies (where X stands for your favorite great director), if...