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Michael Phillips

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  • Review: 'The Last of Robin Hood' ★★

    Review: 'The Last of Robin Hood' ★★
    "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...
  • Altman doc reminds a critic of why the movies matter -- and when he noticed

    Altman doc reminds a critic of why the movies matter -- and when he noticed
    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...
  • Best and worst movies of 2014

    Best and worst movies of 2014
    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...
  • Cat film fest, featuring video you won't find online

    Cat film fest, featuring video you won't find online
    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. ┬áThe fest was a hit and returns this year...
  • Meet the man who just wanted to 'have a catch'

    Meet the man who just wanted to 'have a catch'
    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...
  • Films worth seeking on the indie circuit

    Films worth seeking on the indie circuit
    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...
  • '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...
  • 'Pacific Rim' delivers monster-mashing fun, reviews say

    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...
  • Bringing Chicago baseball fans some real laughs

    Bringing Chicago baseball fans some real laughs
    "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...
  • 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...
  • 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...