Holiday Movies: What to See in Theaters and What to Skip
The holiday season is the perfect time of year to see a few of Hollywood’s finest films of the year. Joining host Phil Ponce to share their recommendations are Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune and Allison Shoemaker of Consequence of Sound.
Phillips and Shoemaker recommend seeing “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Coco,” “Lady Bird” and “Shape of Water” while they're still in theaters. Both Phillips and Shoemaker recommend people wait to see “Molly’s Game” and “The Post” once it’s released for home viewing.
Dec. 19: Hedy Weiss reviews alternative holiday shows on Chicago stages—with not a “Nutcracker” or “Christmas Carol” in sight.
Dec. 14: The Goodman Theatre marks its 40th year of presenting the holiday classic with some new actors, some new interpretations and new ways to bring in audiences.
Nov. 16: The new documentary “Making a New American Nutcracker” premieres on WTTW. We speak with the Joffrey Ballet’s artistic director and the film’s producer.