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  • 'Love Is Strange' MPAA rating controversy

    'Love Is Strange' MPAA rating controversy
    Funded by the studios and lousy with hypocrisy, the Motion Picture Association of America's rating system routinely leads to head-scratchers that defy logic and, in their small way, promulgate our image as a bloodthirsty yet prudish nation — crazy...
  • Among Amazon pilots, 'The Cosmopolitans' a promising diversion

     Among Amazon pilots, 'The Cosmopolitans' a promising diversion
    Here comes the third round of Amazon pilots, even before we've seen the fruits of the second. The first gave the world Garry Trudeau's (neologism alert) Republicom "Alpha House," whose second season began filming in July. Jill Soloway's "Transparent," one...
  • The selling of Oak Park teen Tavi Gevinson

     The selling of Oak Park teen Tavi Gevinson
    Look! Here's the recent high school graduate Tavi Gevinson swinging from a crab apple tree in her Oak Park backyard — as photographed by Annie Leibovitz and published in Vanity Fair. Look! Here's Tavi Gevinson lying on her single, teenager's bed...
  • 'Cantinflas' is buoyed by Oscar Jaenada, hampered by Hollywood

    'Cantinflas' is buoyed by Oscar Jaenada, hampered by Hollywood
    In the Hollywood hierarchy of stardom, Cantinflas, the beloved Mexican comic actor, was like a streaking comet — white-hot and short-lived. Though well established in his homeland, he was a relative unknown to most in this country when he burst on...
  • Alex Wiley gets serious about becoming a great MC

    Alex Wiley gets serious about becoming a great MC
    In a city swarming with hip-hop talent, Alex Wiley knows that it's all about the individuality of the voice, and he's figuring out how to transition from a joke-teller to an MC with a story to tell. He's starting to shape the way he delivers that tale...
  • A thriller tightens its grip in 'The Calling'

    A thriller tightens its grip in 'The Calling'
    "The Calling" is an absorbing, solidly crafted procedural thriller with a terrific lead turn by Susan Sarandon as Hazel Micallef, a cranky, small-town police inspector who helps to unravel a series of serial killings. Although the 67-year-old actress...
  • Review: 'To Be Takei' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'To Be Takei' ★★&#9733 1/2
    The documentary "To Be Takei" is a buoyant, engaging look at the life of actor and activist George Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the original "Star Trek" TV series as well as in six "Star Trek" feature films. In recent years, Takei,...
  • 'A Letter to Momo' delivers quirky comedy, realistic despair

    'A Letter to Momo' delivers quirky comedy, realistic despair
    "A Letter to Momo" does things its own way. A striking example of Japanese hand-drawn animation, it casually combines things you wouldn't expect in one place. Physical beauty and fearless adventure, silly comedy and sensitive emotions, filmmaker...
  • Supernatural connections in 'Jamie Marks Is Dead'

     Supernatural connections in 'Jamie Marks Is Dead'
    The early scenes of Carter Smith's atmospheric indie horror film "Jamie Marks Is Dead" do a fine job portending something wintry, disturbing and tense. When the body of routinely bullied high school outcast Jamie Marks is found near the banks of a river...
  • 'Life of Crime' is true to mayhem and humor of Elmore Leonard

    No one brought more panache to wised-up crime, crime with a wicked sense of humor, than the late Elmore Leonard. As the author of close to 50 novels, Leonard's star has never been brighter, including the publication this week of a collection of four...
  • Late-in-life Errol Flynn leers in 'The Last of Robin Hood'

    Late-in-life Errol Flynn leers in 'The Last of Robin Hood'
    Aging star with sagging ego, pliable young beauty eager to please, obsessive stage mother willing to facilitate — the tale in "The Last of Robin Hood" is as old as Hollywood itself. In Errol Flynn's not-so-grand finale, the spotlight that had...