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  • Timeless 'Let's All Go to the Lobby' has deep local roots

    Timeless 'Let's All Go to the Lobby' has deep local roots
    It's one of the most iconic movies in American cinema history, despite its running time of less than one minute.
  • Movie gangsters so bad they're good

    Movie gangsters so bad they're good
    One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...

    Tony Kushner's Chicago visit a virtual event for most

    Tony Kushner's Chicago visit a virtual event for most
    This Friday at 4 p.m. at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner will pay a visit to one of his favorite Chicago haunts. In the spirit of the movie “Lincoln,” which Kushner wrote and which revels in the...

    Sidney Lumet dies at 86; prolific 'actor's director' steered clear of Hollywood

    Sidney Lumet dies at 86; prolific 'actor's director' steered clear of Hollywood
    Sidney Lumet, the prolific four-time Oscar-nominated director known for guiding strong performances in classic films such as "12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Network," died Saturday. He was 86. Lumet, whose film career spanned more than 50 years,...

    Mo Rothman dies at 92; found new audience for Chaplin

    Mo Rothman dies at 92; found new audience for Chaplin
    Mo Rothman, a veteran studio executive who helped pave the way for Charlie Chaplin to end an acrimonious, two-decade exile from the United States and returned some of the filmmaker's classic movies to American screens, died Sept. 15 in Los Angeles. He was...