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  • Hollywood system still reluctant to fund back minority directors

    When director Steve McQueen accepted honors for best director and best picture at last year's Academy Awards for his film "12 Years a Slave," many applauded Hollywood for championing diversity. It was a fitting cap to a year that was called the "African-...
  • Sundance 2015: After tragedy, Tig Notaro finds love in new documentary

    Sundance 2015: After tragedy, Tig Notaro finds love in new documentary
    You probably think you know all of the bad stuff Tig Notaro has been through. After all, she laid it all bare in her now-famous, Louis C.K-heralded set at Largo in 2012. To recap: In the span of four months, she was hospitalized with a rare bacterial...
  • James Franco tries to move beyond "The Interview" at Sundance

    Almost two months after the hack heard 'round the world, James Franco is trying and ready to move past "The Interview." The restless, multi-hyphenate artist has made a noble attempt to refocus his attentions. Franco has three movies playing in Park...
  • ‘Supergirl': Mehcad Brooks to play Jimmy Olsen in CBS drama

     
    “Supergirl” has found its Jimmy Olsen, casting “True Blood” alumnus Mehcad Brooks in the staple role. Word came late Tuesday […]...
  • Another Swanberg makes her mark in film

    Another Swanberg makes her mark in film
    You may note this column does not begin with a Park City, Utah, dateline. While the annual Sundance Film Festival wraps this weekend in Park City, I am here in Chicago, and it's a peculiar thing watching the latest film by a Chicago writer-director here,...
  • 'American Sniper' expected to dominate box office again

    'American Sniper' expected to dominate box office again
    Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" is expected to tackle three box office newcomers over the Super Bowl Weekend. The war drama could be No. 1 for the third weekend in a row and add $35 million to $40 million, according to people familiar with pre-...
  • 'Timbuktu' a compelling exploration of extremism's absurdities

     'Timbuktu' a compelling exploration of extremism's absurdities
    The intriguingly unorthodox "Timbuktu," one of five films vying for a foreign-language Oscar, is a provocative, sometimes satiric drama about the sort of Islamic extremists who make life, especially in the outer reaches, so treacherous these days....
  • Sundance First Look: 'Dope' is a fresh, funny, music-filled tale of defying stereotypes

    Punk rock, Bitcoin, '90s hip-hop, BMX bikes, street thugs and Harvard come together in "Dope," a wonderfully fresh, thoughtful and music-filled coming-of-age story. Writer-director Rick Famuyiwa ("The Wood") introduces audiences to a stellar cast of...
  • Sundance 2015: The nervous charms of Ben Mendelsohn

    Sundance 2015: The nervous charms of Ben Mendelsohn
    The Australian character actor Ben Mendelsohn was at a slopeside hotel last weekend, lugging a large piece of orange l‎uggage out the front door. His wife, the British-born novelist Emma Forrest, was next to him, as the couple waited for a car to take...
  • Sundance First Look: Oscar winner Alex Gibney pulls back curtain on Scientology

    "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house — not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection. A week before the premiere, the Church of Scientology took out...
  • Our Level the Playing Field picks: Awards for those Oscar has overlooked

    Our Level the Playing Field picks: Awards for those Oscar has overlooked
    Immense effort and countless dollars go into securing Oscar nominations, not to mention winning the actual awards. But what of those worthy candidates that never have a real shot to compete because of lack of promotional funds, fleeting theatrical...