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  • 'Hitchcock/Truffaut' looks at great directors' careers

    It is, film people agree, one of the few indispensable books on the movies. It's the printed record of an unprecedented conversation, a tape-recorded colloquy between two exceptional directors, Alfred Hitchcock and Fran├žois Truffaut, talking candidly...
  • Lost 'Sherlock Holmes' film shot in Chicago from 1916 found in France

    Lost 'Sherlock Holmes' film shot in Chicago from 1916 found in France
    Here is the story of how a 1916 silent film made in Chicago starring William Gillette, the most renowned Sherlock Holmes interpreter of his day, came to be lost for nearly a century. And then, miraculously, found. But we'll get to that. Meantime: If...
  • Pete Docter turns expectations upside-down with 'Inside Out' for Pixar

    Pete Docter turns expectations upside-down with 'Inside Out' for Pixar
    Inside the mind of Pete Docter, things didn't look pretty. Ahead of an important screening for his bosses at Pixar Animation about two years ago, the director was wrestling with a thorny story problem on his next film, "Inside Out." "This one moment...
  • Cannes 2015: In Amy Winehouse doc, profiling talent, and tragedy

    Cannes 2015: In Amy Winehouse doc, profiling talent, and tragedy
    The history of pop music is filled with far too many untimely demises. But for all the cultural lumping together of these tragedies, they're hardly as similar as we tend to believe. In "Amy," a new documentary about the late musician Amy Winehouse, we...
  • 'Pitch Perfect' writer Kay Cannon's Chicago connection with Tina Fey

    'Pitch Perfect' writer Kay Cannon's Chicago connection with Tina Fey
    When I reached "Pitch Perfect 2" screenwriter Kay Cannon by phone recently in Los Angeles, she offered a disclaimer. "I will admit to you freely that I had, um, a really good time at the premiere last night," she said. "Maybe a little bit too much of...
  • Natalie Portman can relate to 'A Tale of Love and Darkness'

    — So much to talk to Natalie Portman about, so little time. The 33-year-old Oscar-winning actress is at the Festival de Cannes to present her first film as a director, "A Tale of Love and Darkness," taken from the celebrated memoir by Israeli...
  • Indie heist comedy stakes out Chicago's Jewelers Row

    Indie heist comedy stakes out Chicago's Jewelers Row
    While Spike Lee's "Chiraq" has been sucking up much of the oxygen lately, a smaller movie project quietly began filming in town this week. "Imperfections," with a screenplay from director David Singer, is a heist comedy about an out-of-work actress...
  • Cannes: 'Saul,' 'Carol' stir up the past, and praise

     Cannes: 'Saul,' 'Carol' stir up the past, and praise
    CANNES, France — There's no quicker way to cheapen the memory of the Holocaust than to use it to discuss next year's Academy Awards. Nonetheless, countless filmgoers have been doing just that over the weekend, all over this sun-kissed Cote d'...
  • 'The Human Centipede III' continues down depraved, rancid path

    'The Human Centipede III' continues down depraved, rancid path
    If you hate movies, and you find sexual assault funny, "The Human Centipede III: Final Sequence" should meet your needs. It's a buffet of lower-the-bar depravity in Tom Six's third go-round with his digestion torture porn concept, which — if you...
  • 'Intrepido' takes muddled approach to day laborer's strife

    'Intrepido' takes muddled approach to day laborer's strife
    The opening scenes of "Intrepido: A Lonely Hero" promise a sharp parable about workaday economic realities. As an under-the-table "fill-in" Italian laborer, moving from one temporary assignment to another in Milan, actor Antonio Albanese is an appealing...
  • 'Quiet Riot' looks back at the hair, the noise and the band

    'Quiet Riot' looks back at the hair, the noise and the band
    A long title for a movie devoted to a flash-in-the-pan rock band, "Quiet Riot: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back" is a documentary about the spandex-and-frizz group whose 1983 release "Metal Health" became the first heavy metal album to top the...