'City So Real' tries to get past the headlines with a deep but scattered portrait of Chicago

Chicago is a huge, glorious mess of a town, person who President Trump has became a political punching bag amid his “legislation and order” marketing campaign cries. Filmmaker Steve James seeks to seize the Windy Town’s complexity in “Town So Actual,” a five-part documentary that proves richly detailed however just a little too messy, pulling in disparate tales and characters on the expense of a cohesive image.

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