How do movies get picked as Oscar-worthy? Which nominees do critics think have the best shot and why? Are your picks different? It's Oscar week: Join a panel of movie critics Monday night at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater to talk about the year's best films.
Tribune film critic Michael Phillips wrote an Oscar preview about this year's historically-themed nominees on Friday.
In a second, I'll tell you how to grab a free ticket for yourself.
Monday's panel includes Tribune film critic Michael Phillips, The Onion's A.V. Club writer/editor Tasha Robinson, Filmspotting host Adam Kempenaar and Windy City Times cinema writer Richard Knight Jr.
Press Pass: A LIVE Academy Awards Preview in 4D starts at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, in the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. (Movie trivia: This is where gangster John Dillinger saw “Manhattan Melodrama," but never had a chance to debate its Oscar prospects.) Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at TribNation.com/Events or at the door.
But we'd also like to give a few tickets away to some devoted film fans. The first 20 people to email TribNation@tribune.com will get one free ticket.
We hope to see you there!
-- James Janega, Trib Nation manager