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  • Gene Siskel wasn't the only critic who had problems with 'Ferris Bueller'

    Gene Siskel wasn't the only critic who had problems with 'Ferris Bueller'
    Guess what? Gene Siskel wasn't alone in finding "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" more than a little off.
  • LeVar Burton riding the 'Rainbow' toward new digital realm for next generation

    LeVar Burton riding the 'Rainbow' toward new digital realm for next generation
    When LeVar Burton signed up to host "Reading Rainbow" in 1983, he thought the show would only be a short chapter in his television career. But the program devoted to improving literacy among children was on the air for 26 years, and now it's taken on...

    Music Box to celebrate noir icon Robert Ryan

    Music Box to celebrate noir icon Robert Ryan
    On screen, there always was something unsettling and unsettled behind Robert Ryan's eyes. Tall (6-foot-4), formidable, with a voice somewhere between soothing and scarily resigned, he was perfect for post-World War II film noirs and westerns. He made...

    Indie heist comedy stakes out Chicago's Jewelers Row

    Indie heist comedy stakes out Chicago's Jewelers Row
    While Spike Lee's "Chiraq" has been sucking up much of the oxygen lately, a smaller movie project quietly began filming in town this week. "Imperfections," with a screenplay from director David Singer, is a heist comedy about an out-of-work actress...

    Chicago filmmaker Prashant Bhargava dies of heart attack

    Chicago filmmaker Prashant Bhargava dies of heart attack
    Prashant Bhargava, a filmmaker born and raised on Chicago's South Side, died Friday in New York at the age of 42. Bhargava primarily worked as a director of commercials (including promos for several HBO series such as "The Wire," "Def Poetry Jam,"...