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  • Michael Phillips on 2013 screenplays up for Oscars

    Michael Phillips on 2013 screenplays up for Oscars
    Oscar-nominated or not, a screenplay remains a halfway thing until it goes before the cameras. Similarly, a movie is only a movie until the post-screening discussion, whether that discussion takes place in your head, alone, or with strangers in a room. At that point a movie becomes a Socratic debate. Unless it's "The Lego Movie," which everybody seems to like a lot.
  • Readers critique Tribune movie critic Michael Phillips

    Readers critique Tribune movie critic Michael Phillips
    Today we hear from you, the unassailable and cherished readers. Hello, by the way. Hope you're well. "Mr. Phillips," writes Brandon McNeill, who had me at mister, "as a longtime Tribune subscriber and life-long movie fan, I find your film reviews and...

    Prep for holiday meal

    Prep for holiday meal
    It’s the busiest season of the year for us in Good Eating, as we prepare for two weeks of Thanksgiving coverage. All the recipes have been tested, the photographs shot and the stories edited. Just as we put the sections to bed (look for our coverage...

    'Riddick': Vin Diesel splits skulls and critics in sci-fi sequel

    "Riddick" -- the third sci-fi film to star Vin Diesel as the interplanetary antihero of the same name -- arrives nine years after its predecessor, "The Chronicles of Riddick," and 13 years after the original, "Pitch Black." Unfortunately for Diesel and...

    How Penny Marshall made 'League' pass muster

    How Penny Marshall made 'League' pass muster
    Baseball was very important to Penny Marshall in her baseball movie. Now, that might sound obvious, but if you’ve ever seen, I don’t know, "The Pride of the Yankees"’ or "The Babe Ruth Story,"’ then you know how stupid baseball can...