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  • 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.
  • 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,"...

    Cannes 2015: Amy Winehouse, Cate Blanchett on dangerous ground

    Cannes 2015: Amy Winehouse, Cate Blanchett on dangerous ground
    Vocal powerhouse Amy Winehouse dominated the 2008 Grammys with her album “Back to Black.” Three years later she was dead from alcohol poisoning compounded by drug addiction. The strong, sobering new documentary “Amy” from “...

    Woodstock throws Orson Welles a centennial birthday party

    Woodstock throws Orson Welles a centennial birthday party
    One hundred years ago today, May 6, 1915, George Orson Welles came into the world by way of Kenosha, Wisc. He left behind a lifetime of amazements in the movies, the stage, for radio and television. A friend and former San Diego Union-Tribune colleague,...

    With critic-driven film festivals in spotlight, let's pause to focus on big picture

    With critic-driven film festivals in spotlight, let's pause to focus on big picture
    Should film critics run their own film festivals? I'm conflicted on this one. The practicalities feel a little gummy, a little sticky, but many say the results are worth it. It's the right time to ask the question, whichever side of the rapidly...