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  • HBO's 'Mr. Dynamite' focuses on James Brown, the performer

    HBO's 'Mr. Dynamite' focuses on James Brown, the performer
    Star time, ladies and gentlemen, arrives Monday on HBO with the premiere of "Mr. Dynamite." A documentary film on the life and times of James Brown as the times made the music and the music shaped the times, it is a long, soulful scream over an...
  • DVD Review: McFarlane's take on the Western points north

    DVD Review: McFarlane's take on the Western points north
    Seth MacFarlane's 2012 “Ted” may have been the funniest film of its year, but his second feature will have to settle for one of the funniest films of 2014. It has the disadvantage of taking on a parody genre approach that forces comparisons...
  • 'The Great Invisible' delves into Deepwater Horizon oil spill

    Investigating the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the documentary "The Great Invisible" gives voice to many of the previously nameless and faceless victims of the disaster. Some worked on the oil rig that fateful...
  • Rome Film Review: 'Last Summer'

    The Japanese mother of a 6-year-old British brat is allowed four days with him on her ex's family yacht before losing visiting rights forever in Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli's stylish but over-calculated debut, "Last Summer." Enigmatically withholding...
  • 'Alpha House' Creator Garry Trudeau: Amazon Wants to Rival HBO Originals

    Garry Trudeau, who has inked the politically charged "Doonesbury" comic strip since 1970, has found himself in the vanguard of over-the-top TV programming. Trudeau's "Alpha House," a political satire starring John Goodman as a senator rooming with...
  • TV Review: 'Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - For a documentary devoted to the hardest working man in show business, "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown" delivers a rather by-the-numbers, uninspired portrait. Produced by, among others, Mick Jagger, who also lent his...
  • 'Benched' is indefensibly cynical and not real funny

    Though a little worn around the edges, there's nothing wrong with the snobby-big-fish-finds-happiness-in-a-scummy-small-pond premise of USA's new comedy "Benched." Created by Michaela Watkins and Damon Jones, "Benched" chronicles the travails of Nina...
  • Restaurant review: Bohemian House ★★

    Restaurant review: Bohemian House ★★
    At one point there were as many as a dozen Czech restaurants in the Chicago area, most of them grouped along Cermak Road (named after a Czech-born former Chicago mayor), in Cicero and Berwyn, and along Ogden Avenue in Brookfield. I used to call the area...
  • Review: 'A Poet In New York'

    Review: 'A Poet In New York'
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Watching a guy drink himself to death is never particularly fun and, in the case of a tortured artist, borders on cliche. Yet that was the fate of Dylan Thomas, the brilliant poet whose final days (and some of his earlier life)...
  • Marcia Strassman, 'Welcome Back, Kotter' Actress, Dies at 66

    Actress Marcia Strassman, who is known for her roles in such hits as "Welcome Back, Kotter" and "M*A*S*H," died on Friday after a long fight with breast cancer, her sister Julie Strassman confirmed. She was 66. Along with her many TV credits, Strassman...
  • REVIEW: 'Strandline' at A Red Orchid Theatre

     REVIEW: 'Strandline' at A Red Orchid Theatre
    In the beginning of Abbie Spallen's dense 2009 drama "Strandline," now in its U.S. premiere at A Red Orchid Theatre, we learn of a man apparently drowned, off the coast of Northern Ireland. A widow is mourning her loss, and three local women (and one...