Articles from December 2019

Creative and critical movie writing from the Ped Mall to the moon!

Regular features on the Bijou Blog include reviews, personal and critical essays, creative work, coverage of the True/False film festival, our Youtube Cine-Club, and more! Open to the public for submissions! Submit to using the format:

Submission title / author name + bio / piece (uploaded as a Doc)

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BEST OF 2019!

Monday, December 30, 2019
What were your favorite movies of 2019? Favorite older movies you saw for the first time? Did you have any once-in-a-lifetime moviegoing experiences? We asked Bijou and this is what they said:

Family First [THE IRISHMAN]

Saturday, December 28, 2019
Of all North American countries, Mexico is the only one that doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving. So I, a Mexican, couldn’t understand what the fuss was about.

Chicago Film Diary-Dispatch: A Weekend in Two Eyes 

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Friday 11/22 3:39pm Bus late. Missing Three Times. —NK Bus pulling into Chicago. The skyline shines in the pitch-blackness and I’m reminded of the weirdly digital helicopter B-roll of Twin Peaks: The Return. Bright yellow windows wrapping around an invisible axis 500 feet in the air.

Banter: MIXTAPE 2019, Fall Edition

Friday, December 6, 2019
Ever watch a film and think "Man, I really like that song!" US TOO! That's why all five of us brought some of our favorite movie songs to spice up your daily playlists. We've got classics and newbies, instrumentals and vocals, and everything in between.