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  • Review: 'Blackhat'

    "Blackhat" is a thickly plotted disappointment, yet it has three or four big sequences proving that director Michael Mann, who gave us "Thief," "Heat," "Collateral" and others, has lost none of his instincts for how to choreograph, photograph and edit...
  • Israeli soldiers battle boredom in satiric 'Zero Motivation'

    Satiric, surreal, unexpected and at times wildly funny, "Zero Motivation" is a savage black comedy that eviscerates an unexpected target: the Israeli army, officially known as the IDF. Whatever your image of the Israel Defense Forces is, heroic or...
  • 'Grantchester' on PBS splendidly combines crime and contemplation

    'Grantchester' on PBS splendidly combines crime and contemplation
    America's deepening addiction to British drama is lovingly enabled by Sunday night's premiere of "Grantchester," the latest installment of PBS' "Masterpiece Mystery!" This tale of a young vicar who dabbles in detection checks so many "trending" boxes...
  • REVIEW: 'Keys of the Kingdom' at Stage Left Theatre

    REVIEW: 'Keys of the Kingdom' at Stage Left Theatre
    Penny Penniston has been writing plays in Chicago for two decades now. She's not wildly prolific, and most of her works have premiered — like her latest, "Keys of the Kingdom," now in its world premiere at Stage Left Theatre — at smaller...
  • 'Spare Parts' puts a nice heart in a rusty vehicle

    'Spare Parts' puts a nice heart in a rusty vehicle
    2 stars (out of four) Perhaps few studios are rushing to finance a documentary about a team of high school kids who took on mighty MIT in an underwater robotics competition. (If this concept starts your heart a-flutter, begin pooling your cash now.)...
  • Review: 'The Who's Tommy' at Paramount Theatre

    Review: 'The Who's Tommy' at Paramount Theatre
    In the summer of 1968, Pete Townshend gave a lengthy interview to Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone about the future direction of The Who, Townshend's rock band. "We've been talking about doing an opera," he said. "We've been talking about doing, like, albums,...
  • Henryk Górecki's quirky, final major musical statement

     Henryk Górecki's quirky, final major musical statement
    Henryk Górecki's Fourth Symphony, co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and given its U.S. premiere Friday night in Walt Disney Concert Hall, is powerful and peculiar. Just like the late Polish composer. It is a symphony that was not...
  • 'Victrola' transmits opera magic to young ears

    'Victrola' transmits opera magic to young ears
    Of the three original presentations Lyric Opera has presented thus far to open the world of opera to young children, "The Magic Victrola" proved that the third time was the charm. The hourlong entertainment, a project of Lyric Unlimited, the company's...
  • Gidon Kremer shares a performance of a lifetime

    Gidon Kremer shares a performance of a lifetime
    When Herbert von Karajan famously called Gidon Kremer the greatest violinist in the world in 1976, the legendary German conductor didn't know what he was talking about. Kremer was the best. He had taken Moscow by storm six years earlier at Tchaikovsky...
  • 'Loitering With Intent' is often amusing but aimless

    'Loitering With Intent' is often amusing but aimless
    "Loitering With Intent" takes off like a shot, all jaunty energy, mouthy smarts and zippy cinematic nods. But the script, by actors Ivan Martin and Michael Godere, allows the potentially clever story — as well as the pair's intriguing lead roles...
  • The fine 'Bella and the Bulldogs' mixes football, gender issues

    The fine 'Bella and the Bulldogs' mixes football, gender issues
    In "Bella and the Bulldogs," which premieres Saturday on Nickelodeon, a Texas middle school cheerleader lives her dream when she becomes her football team's quarterback. It's an aspirational, multicultural, feminist tweencom with a laugh track —...