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  • Film Review: 'Son of a Gun'

    At least three entertaining films are jostling for position in Australian writer-director Julius Avery's messily propulsive debut feature "Son of a Gun" -- and if none ultimately emerges dominant, the red-blooded tussle between them is never dull to...
  • Student horror films invade Emmaus Theatre for 10th year

    Student horror films invade Emmaus Theatre for 10th year
    Over the years, students have developed clever and creepy ideas for films: getting trapped in a coffin, an initiation prank gone wrong, souls stored in jars, and being possessed by a dog. The movies have been shown at the Emmaus Arts Commission...
  • 'Birdman': Critics flock to praise Michael Keaton black comedy

    "Birdman," Alejandro G. Inarritu's black comedy starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up superhero actor trying to get his mojo back with a Broadway play, has been in fine feather since debuting to rave reviews at the Venice Film Festival in August. Now...
  • 'The President' wins top prize at Chicago film festival

    'The President' wins top prize at Chicago film festival
    "The President," a Georgian- and English-language satire from Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, won the top prize Friday night at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival. Actress Kathleen Turner served as jury chair this year. Prizes for best...
  • Colin Farrell talks 'True Detective' at Chicago Film Fest

    Colin Farrell talks 'True Detective' at Chicago Film Fest
    Where does the next season of HBO’s “True Detective” rank among the biggest challenges of Colin Farrell’s career? The 38-year-old Farrell didn’t have an answer for the question Thursday at the 50th Chicago International...
  • From little films, big laughs grow

    From little films, big laughs grow
    It's taken a few years for the Chicago Comedy Film Festival to find its footing. Back for its fourth year this weekend, the lineup is noticeably stronger. As always, the focus is on small indie comedies. I got a look at three. 'The Yank' (8 p.m....
  • Russian Oscar Entry 'Leviathan' Takes Top Prize at London Film Fest

    It may have received only a screenplay award at Cannes, but Andrei Zvyagintsev's stinging satirical drama "Leviathan" came out on top at the 58th BFI London Film Festival. At a lavish awards dinner in Westminster's Banqueting Hall, the Russian critical...
  • 'Dear White People' a rare Black youth comedy with nuanced characters

    MINNEAPOLIS It's rare lately to see a college movie with a predominantly black cast that isn't focused on a campus dance-off or a football team. "Dear White People" moves in a deliciously new direction. Writer/director Justin Simien's debut is an...
  • TLA Releasing Takes 'Hidden Away' for the U.S. (EXCLUSIVE)

    TLA Releasing has bought all U.S. distribution rights to Spanish helmer Mikel Rueda's coming-of-age gay drama "Hidden Away," sold by Paris-based Wide Management. The U.S. deal culminates an upbeat performance by "Hidden Away" in international markets,...
  • London Film Review: 'The Falling'

    A peculiarly English current of terror -- agitated, eccentric and politely unspoken -- courses through "The Falling," an imperfect but alluring study of psychological contagion that marks an auspicious advance in the field of narrative filmmaking for...
  • IFC Buys Ethan Hawke's Drone Warfare Movie 'Good Kill' for U.S.

    IFC Films has bought U.S. rights to Ethan Hawke's drone warfare drama "Good Kill," seven weeks after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film, directed by Andrew Niccol from his own script, also stars January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Bruce...