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  • Review: 'Calvary' ★★★

    Review: 'Calvary' ★★&#9733
    Scene: a confessional, somewhere in Ireland. The camera stays on Father James while an unseen male, the victim of clergy abuse long ago, speaks in seething tones about having "tasted semen" at a terrifyingly young age. Well, says the momentarily stunned...
  • Film Review: 'Behaving Badly'

    Managing to elicit genuine belly laughs while playing a blind teenage cancer patient in this summer's "The Fault in Our Stars," 19-year-old Nat Wolff has displayed a precocious knack for wringing humor out of the most unfortunate circumstances. And yet,...
  • 'Breakfast with Curtis,' an indie about toking, joking and communal living

    'Breakfast with Curtis,' an indie about toking, joking and communal living
    Picture an aging hippie who drinks red wine all day long, walks around barefoot, peppers every third sentence with "man" for emphasis and usually has a deep cut of some '70s-era album playing on the stereo. This is Syd. Every college town, I'm convinced,...
  • Review: 'Alive Inside' ★★★

    Review: 'Alive Inside' ★★&#9733
    Think of them as Lazarus moments. One by one, we are introduced to a series of elderly people with serious dementia. People who've barely said a word in years, who don't recognize their children, who sit around nursing homes like the living dead. Then...
  • Brendan Gleeson on playing a priest in 'Calvary'

    Brendan Gleeson on playing a priest in 'Calvary'
    When Brendan Gleeson was not quite 7, a Catholic boy growing up in Dublin, he had it all figured out. "One of the teachings was that you reached the age of reason at 7, I think. Something like that. Up till then you were still a child and you couldn't...
  • Review: 'What If' ★★

    Review: 'What If' ★&#9733
    "What If" brings up the distinctions among wit, jokes and robotic banter, and this new romantic comedy has a bit of the first and a few of the second, but it's largely a case of the third. The script, adapted by Elan Mastai from the play "Toothpaste and...
  • Heavy lifting, hard living in 'Calvary'

    Heavy lifting, hard living in 'Calvary'
    *** (out of four) You know those annoying movies that make small towns look like actual miniatures, as if they’re some cutesy, perfect refuge from the messy world outside? “The Grand Seduction,” starring Brendan Gleeson and Taylor...
  • REVIEW: 'Churchill' at the Greenhouse Theater Center ★★★

    REVIEW: 'Churchill' at the Greenhouse Theater Center ★★★
    Winston Churchill, inarguably one of the most effective political figures of all time, had a palpable affection for the United States of America. That came in part from his being the child of an American mother in an era when those trans-Atlantic...
  • 'Into the Storm' is potent and very messy

    'Into the Storm' is potent and very messy
    **1/2 (out of four) It’s tough to broadly evaluate “Into the Storm,” which lurches between good, the good kind of bad and just plain bad. It’s a spinning mix of valuable items and debris. But it doesn’t turn storm chasing...
  • Review: The Promontory

    Review: The Promontory
    The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West 312-801-2100 Rating: 3.5 (out of four) Heating up Starbucks, Five Guys Burgers, LA Fitness, Chipotle—there's no question that the Harper Court redevelopment has brought a number of shiny new chains to...
  • 'Outlander': Ron Moore on Adapting the Bestseller for Starz, Dispelling 'Game of Thrones' Comparisons

    There are few figures in the realm of genre TV as respected as "Outlander" executive producer Ron Moore, the mastermind behind the critically acclaimed revival of "Battlestar Galactica" and a sci-fi stalwart whose previous credits include "Star Trek:...