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  • 5 things to do and see around Lake County

    5 things to do and see around Lake County
    1. Celebration The annual Profiles in Excellence will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 1 at Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay Road, North Chicago. Enjoy an inspiring afternoon in honor of Black History Month and look at the tremendous role that African...
  • Sundance 2015: 'Dope,' 'Earl' and the festival of many bets

    Sundance 2015: 'Dope,' 'Earl' and the festival of many bets
    The coming-of-age movie is as natural a sight at Sundance as traffic, late-night screenings and James Franco. But this year the festival seems to be doubling down on the stuff. As the 2015 edition of the preeminent U.S. film gathering wraps up this...
  • One witty animated short rides ahead of the Oscar pack

    One witty animated short rides ahead of the Oscar pack
    I have no idea which of this year's five nominated animated short films will win an Academy Award on Feb. 22. But if I ran the zoo, the prize would go to "Me and My Moulton," 14 minutes of sheer pleasure from writer-director Torill Kove. The "Oscar-...
  • 5 academy contenders span not only globe, but also styles

    5 academy contenders span not only globe, but also styles
    As an oddly shaped, highly stimulating gang of five, this year's Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action slate comprises a couple of hours of cinema more worthwhile than 90 percent of what's out there at the moment. Therefore you should see the program...
  • 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,...
  • Sundance 2015: 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' as fest breakout

    Sundance 2015: 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' as fest breakout
    It has a name a little like “Lars & the Real Girl” and it plays like the baby of “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Juno” (though not the baby from “Juno” that ends up with Jennifer Garner). Yet for all its...
  • PM&L beckons to 'Meet Me in St. Louis'

    PM&L beckons to 'Meet Me in St. Louis'
    Who wants to live in New York? That's the question the Smith children ask their father with exasperation. After all, the fair is coming St. Louis, not NYC. The musical "Meet Me in St. Louis" opens Feb. 6 at Palette, Masque & Lyre (PM&L) Community...
  • 'Almanac' lets teens time travel, with predictable consequences

    'Almanac' lets teens time travel, with predictable consequences
    Time travel meets "found footage" in "Project Almanac," a "Blair Witch/Chronicle" tale about pretty teens tampering with all things temporal. A couple of ingenious wrinkles distinguish this "Back to the Future" from "Looper" and its other cousins. It's...
  • '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-...
  • Teaser and new poster for 'Terminator: Genisys'

    Teaser and new poster for 'Terminator: Genisys'
    Ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl a teaser for the upcoming trailer for "Terminator: Genisys" was released. A full trailer is expected to air on Sunday during the game. Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the franchise, but the storyline is radically...
  • 'Backstreet Boys' touts band's resilience, has little insight

    'Backstreet Boys' touts band's resilience, has little insight
    With 130 million albums sold, the Backstreet Boys are the bestselling boy band in history — not counting the Beatles, of course. But as member AJ McLean wonders, "What do you do when you're a full-grown man in a boy band?" McLean's earnest...