| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:42 AM
"The Last of Robin Hood" is the latest film starring the dashing Kevin Kline. It's also the latest of Kline's period pictures that wastes no time in dashing your expectations.
Now 66, the actor has always had that delicious old-school panache, even back...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 11:57 AM
The 95-minute documentary "Altman" first aired on EPIX cable in August, but it opens for a limited theatrical run next week (Nov. 15, 16 and 20) at the Gene Siskel Film Center. However you see it, despite its necessarily abridged view of director Robert...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Out of sheer contrarian perversity, I did everything I could to avoid picking "Boyhood" as the year's best film. It has been lauded so much already; its hype, the increasingly heavy burden of awards-generated expectation, has turned into this gentle...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:03 AM
In 2012, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis launched the International Cat Video Festival, an event both sincere and tongue-in-cheek and featuring — that’s right — cat videos from the Internet. The fest was a hit and returns this year...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:41 AM
Dwier Brown was on screen for about five minutes. It was enough to help create one of the movies' greatest moments.
And we’re giving you the chance to meet him, hear his stories and answer your questions. I’m sure he’ll also sign an...
| Sep 15, 2014
We're heading into Oscar-bait season for Hollywood, when the biggest movies tend to suck up all the oxygen. Just as worthy are the offerings from the local art house scene, which reliably features smaller films — indie features, classic films and...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:50 AM
"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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Amid a summer in which Earth has been decimated by an alien intelligence, abandoned by humanity, overrun by zombies and beset by demons, "Pacific Rim" introduces yet another threat: kaiju -- giant, city-smashing monsters from the deep. Mankind's only hope...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:45 AM
"There's no crying in baseball."
Start there. Start with one of the most famous movie lines ever. Start with Tom Hanks’ character in "A League of Their Own" in that magnificent scene where he's screaming about the Cubs' lousy hitting with...
| Nov 15, 2013
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
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...