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  • Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again

    John Ridley's Hendrix biopic, All Is by My Side, starring dead ringer and Outkast member André Benjamin as Jimi (but without any of Jimi's actual music), premiered last month at the Toronto Film Festival (to mixed reviews). On Nov. 5, Bloomsbury publishes...
  • There's Always A Sequel

    There's Always A Sequel
    "Who Killed The Electric Car?" might have ended with it's main character no longer among the living; but like Freddy, electric cars have risen from the dead. A new documentary, "Revenge of the Electric Car," directed by Chris Paine, opened last week...
  • Tribeca: Schwarzenegger zombie film, Arquette mob movie to premiere

    Tribeca: Schwarzenegger zombie film, Arquette mob movie to premiere
    A zombie thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, a mob romance starring Patricia Arquette, and documentaries about Noam Chomsky and Roseanne Barr will be some of the films world-premiering in the Tribeca Film Festival's Spotlight section. Festival...
  • Tour Europe via Siskel center

    Tour Europe via Siskel center
    The words came from Edward Hopper, the most evocative storyboard artist who never actually worked in film: "When I don't feel in the mood for painting, I go to the movies for a week or more. I go on a regular movie binge." Reams have been written about...
  • Arquette, Schwarzenegger films to premiere at Tribeca fest

    The Tribeca Film Festival unveiled the second half of its slate of 97 movies, including films starring recent Oscar-winner Patricia Arquette and Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as documentaries on Rosanne Barr and R&B star Mary J. Blige. Two days after...
  • 'Maps to the Stars' is 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Miserable'

    'Maps to the Stars' is 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Miserable'
    Likely fascinating only to people who can’t believe celebrities get constipated too, “Maps to the Stars” attempts to cross-reference the perverse cultural jealousy that turns actors into icons with the reality that all humans are subject...
  • Yann Demange goes for bold in Northern Ireland-set feature debut ''71'

    Yann Demange goes for bold in Northern Ireland-set feature debut ''71'
    In the new film "'71," set in bloody Northern Ireland during the Troubles between Catholics and Protestants, a young soldier must find his way back to his barracks. It's a story both simple and filled with complexities, a gripping, straight-ahead chase...
  • Franco, Gere movies among entries at Tribeca Film Festival

    The 14th-annual Tribeca Film Festival will feature documentaries on Cuban muscle cars, New Yorker cartoonists and police stun guns. The downtown New York festival announced half its slate Tuesday, previewing the films that will play in competition....
  • Tribeca: 'Adderall Diaries' and Gere-Dakota Fanning pic among premieres

    Tribeca: 'Adderall Diaries' and Gere-Dakota Fanning pic among premieres
    New movies featuring Richard Gere, James Franco, Elisabeth Moss and Dakota Fanning will make their world premieres when the Tribeca Film Festival opens next month. Faith Hill will get in on the act too. In Pamela Romanowsky’s “The Adderall...
  • Glencoe native makes acclaimed film on Soviet hockey

    Glencoe native makes acclaimed film on Soviet hockey
    Longtime Glencoe residents might remember a child running through the village's streets around trees with a tire, trying to sharpen his hockey skills. That child is now a filmmaker who channeled his love of hockey into an acclaimed sports documentary....
  • 'Dendera': Yuya Sato on his fable about old women battling a bear

    'Dendera': Yuya Sato on his fable about old women battling a bear
    The Japanese legend of ubasute -- the custom of abandoning elderly loved ones to die in the wilderness to benefit the young during times of famine -- is explored in stark prose in "Dendera" by acclaimed Japanese author Yuya Sato. Originally published by...