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  • 'Tammy' not much fun, and talented Melissa McCarthy needs to wise up

    Oh, "Tammy." Can I call you Tammy? I hate to break it to you, but the thrill is gone. I'd like to say it's me, not you. But I really think it's you. As the latest, loudest, R-rated, plus-size incarnation of Melissa McCarthy's comic psyche, you had...
  • Paul Mazursky made incisive, edgy comedies without a mean streak

    Paul Mazursky made incisive, edgy comedies without a mean streak
    It's hard not to take the death of Paul Mazursky personally. When Jill Clayburgh's character was unceremoniously uncoupled in Paul Mazursky's "An Unmarried Woman" in 1978, a generation of American women were right there with her, rocked by the realities...
  • Binge watching, that great American pastime, can also be good medicine

    Binge watching, that great American pastime, can also be good medicine
    Just as Scout Finch once realized that she never loved reading until she feared she would lose it, I didn't understand the importance of television until my child was too ill to watch it. The continual complaint about television's negative impact on our...
  • Review: Paul Marinaro brings fireworks to Jazz Showcase

    Review: Paul Marinaro brings fireworks to Jazz Showcase
    The past year has been transformational for Chicago singer Paul Marinaro, who – after a long period of struggle – suddenly found himself playing the city's best jazz rooms. What happened? In essence, he shifted from relative obscurity to...
  • Small-town kid makes good, and busts myths about tragic artists

    Small-town kid makes good, and busts myths about tragic artists
    On long bus rides to and from school while growing up in central Oklahoma, John Fullbright would kill time by reading and scribbling rhymes and little poems in his notebook. The life of Edgar Allen Poe – both his craftsmanship as a writer and...
  • 'Gabrielle' tale of first love is hard to resist

    There is an infectious reality that is not accidental in "Gabrielle," Canadian filmmaker Louise Archambault's story of first love for an engaging young couple, who happen to have intellectual disabilities. Gabrielle Marion-Rivard, the film's star and...
  • Roman Polanski knows the ropes in 'Venus in Fur'

    Roman Polanski knows the ropes in 'Venus in Fur'
    "Venus in Fur," a whip-smart dissection of gender politics via some teasing S&M, is arch. So arch in fact that it is surprising it's a Roman Polanski film. The director has spent a great deal of creative energy over the course of his career exploring...
  • 'A Hard Day's Night' continues to dazzle, 50 years on

     'A Hard Day's Night' continues to dazzle, 50 years on
    It was up for two Academy Awards — original screenplay and adapted score — but amazingly none of the original songs the Beatles wrote for "A Hard Day's Night" was Oscar nominated. There's an oversight for you. It's been half a century...
  • Veruca Salt reunites years after explosive breakup

    Veruca Salt reunites years after explosive breakup
    The afternoon's biggest laugh in this San Fernando Valley rehearsal space comes upon mention of an online description of Veruca Salt's breakup as one of … "'… rock's greatest mysteries!'" Nina Gordon, the band's co-frontwoman, shouts...
  • 'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight

    'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight
    I remember first stumbling upon one of John Hubley's animated films when his Oscar-winning 1959 short "Moonbird" screened here last year. It returns this weekend in a retrospective featuring seven other Hubley shorts at the Siskel Film Center, which is...
  • 'A Hard Day's Night' revived at Music Box Theatre

    'A Hard Day's Night' revived at Music Box Theatre
    Like the repeat-and-fade outro of its title tune, the one creating the seductive illusion of a song that will never end, "A Hard Day's Night" circulates in the collective memory in perpetuity throughout the universe, at least the universe of people who...