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  • 'We Are Kings' has heart of blues but misses art of filmmaking

     'We Are Kings' has heart of blues but misses art of filmmaking
    A love letter to the blues, "We Are Kings" is a spirited if technically wobbly feel-good road movie about a down-and-out musician named I Be King (Sammy Blue) on a quest to keep his club with a little out-of-body assistance from the apparition of his...
  • Hollywood's hedgehog mentality threatens its survival

    To understand what's wrong with Hollywood today, you have to go back to the British philosopher and historian Sir Isaiah Berlin and his concept of the hedgehog and the fox. Riffing off a fragment attributed to the ancient Greek poet Archilochus,...
  • 'Autumn Blood' sheds gratuitous violence

     'Autumn Blood' sheds gratuitous violence
    Set in a lawless town in the Austrian mountains, the English-language "Autumn Blood" seems at first like something along the lines of "The Sound of Music" as re-imagined by Michael Haneke. But whereas Haneke's films grapple with the blunt force of...
  • Classical Corner

    Classical Corner
    Chicago Latino Music Festival: An evening of zarzuela highlights and Jose Serrano's "La Dolorosa"; 7 p.m. Friday, Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St.; $18-$20. Guitarist Fareed Haque and Kaia String Quartet; 2 p.m. Saturday, Fullerton Hall, Art...
  • REVIEW: 'Let Me Down Easy' at American Theater Company ★★★

    REVIEW: 'Let Me Down Easy' at American Theater Company ★★★
    In 2013, after years of denials, the cyclist Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he had taken performance-enhancing drugs. Some four years previously, Armstrong had given an interview to the actor-writer Anna Deavere Smith for her solo...
  • Black Keys rise above panic, divorce, popularity

    Black Keys rise above panic, divorce, popularity
    The Black Keys are that rare 21st-century rock band that just keeps ascending. Singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney have been together for more than a decade and have slowly climbed from the dirtiest, dankest of basements and clubs...
  • Tweedy father-son combo shows how more can be better

    Tweedy father-son combo shows how more can be better
    Tweedy's "Sukierae" (dBpm Records), the debut album by Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy and his oldest son, 18-year-old Spencer, at first appears to be an unwieldy beast: 20 songs spread across more than 74 minutes, exactly the wrong type of album to release in...
  • Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett meet 'Cheek to Cheek'

    Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett meet 'Cheek to Cheek'
    Can a 28-year-old pop star and an 88-year-old jazz singer make beautiful music together? More specifically, does the partnership of Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett on their new duets album, "Cheek to Cheek," amount to something more than a stunt? The...
  • There's a choir in the back seat during this 'Christmas Ride'

    There's a choir in the back seat during this 'Christmas Ride'
    Fundamentally a faith-based melodrama about a fateful 1991 road trip undertaken by a divorced mother of two and her creepy neighbor right before the holidays, the bargain-basement "Christmas Ride" is so inept on every level that it almost has to be seen...
  • 'Fort Bliss' a taut character study of female soldier in crisis

    'Fort Bliss' a taut character study of female soldier in crisis
    In "Fort Bliss," decorated Army Staff Sgt. Maggie Swann (Michelle Monaghan) concludes a 15-month tour in Afghanistan, but the reception that awaits her at home is far from warm or welcoming. She's rejected by her 5-year-old son, Paul (Oakes Fegley, also...
  • 'Alex & Ali': Love, revolution and the cost of a reunion

    'Alex & Ali': Love, revolution and the cost of a reunion
    In an old snapshot from the 1970s, a man with blond hair and a goatee stands squinting into the sun, wearing a denim jacket over a T-shirt. There is an irrepressible smile on his face. This is Alex, an American Peace Corps volunteer who lived in Iran from...