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  • Cooperation and creative versatility distinguish winning directors

    A number of recent movies — including some of this year's top awards contenders — revive a decades-old debate about the type of director who shapes the most memorable films. In his famed 1962 essay, "Notes on the Auteur Theory," Andrew...
  • Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' feels too paint-by-numbers

    Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' feels too paint-by-numbers
    Whether leaving his mark with the bizarre yet sweet sentimentality of "Edward Scissorhands" and "Beetlejuice," the brilliant Oscar-nominated stop-motion animation of "Frankenweenie" and "Corpse Bride," or the brashness of his "Batman" reboots, Tim...
  • Sony debuts 'The Interview' online, upending Hollywood-tech equation

    Sony debuts 'The Interview' online, upending Hollywood-tech equation
    Sony's decision to stream the controversial comedy "The Interview" has upended the often fractious relationship between Silicon Valley's biggest Internet company and Hollywood's film industry. Google has repeatedly clashed with major studios over the...
  • 'Selma' is a powerful telling of the MLK story

    "Selma" is a necessary film, even an essential one, with more than its share of memorable performances and vivid, compelling sequences. But welcome as it is for being the first Hollywood production to put the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his...
  • 'American Sniper' goes above and beyond war-hero tradition

    Biopics about American war heroes are a Hollywood tradition going all the way back to Gary Cooper starring as the legendary World War I sharpshooter "Sergeant York" and World War II's highly decorated Audie Murphy playing himself in "To Hell and Back."...
  • More a cause than a must-see, 'The Interview' finally arrives in theaters

    More a cause than a must-see, 'The Interview' finally arrives in theaters
    Some came out of a sense of patriotic duty. Some came to see what all the fuss was about. Some just came in the hope of some laughs on a holiday. Capping weeks of headline-grabbing tumult that rocked Sony Pictures to its core, frayed nerves and...
  • 'Unbroken' indeed, yet Jolie chooses agony over redemption

    Despite its many impressive elements, "Unbroken" plays incomplete and unbalanced. The film has made a decision not to tell all of Louis Zamperini's riveting true story, and that choice costs it in the end. As detailed by Laura Hillenbrand in a book that...
  • Makers of 'American Sniper' press ahead to tell a tale of war and home

    Jason Hall had just turned in his first draft of a script about Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history. Bradley Cooper, who was producing the film and had agreed to star, was at a screening of "Silver Linings Playbook" for a group of...
  • ARTIC bullet-train station a curious, conspicuous bit of symbolism

    ARTIC bullet-train station a curious, conspicuous bit of symbolism
    Construction will begin next month on the first stretch of California's high-speed rail network. It will run from Fresno to Madera. Earlier this month, a sleek, glass-wrapped $189-million building that officials are promoting as the state's first high-...
  • Drink this: The Rose

    Drink this: The Rose
    The Rose: Geek Bar Beta, currently housed at the former Storefront Company in Wicker Park, will open its main Geek Bar location in Lincoln Park in early 2015. Bar manager Laura Green's most popular of these drinks will cross over to the new space. Perhaps...
  • 'The Gambler' comes up short by failing to go all in

    A remake of the 1974 film of the same name, "The Gambler" stars Mark Wahlberg as a man who charts a course of self-destruction aiming to reset his life by losing everything, having found life as a college literature professor born to a wealthy family...