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  • For Russell Crowe, directing 'Water Diviner' is risky; reward is 'freedom'

    For Russell Crowe, directing 'Water Diviner' is risky; reward is 'freedom'
    A movie star whose films have taken in nearly $4 billion globally at the box office can travel around any way they please — limousine, private helicopter, jewel-encrusted rickshaw — but Russell Crowe gets a special charge out of pedaling...
  • Disneynature's 'Monkey Kingdom' swings with the best of them

    Disneynature's 'Monkey Kingdom' swings with the best of them
    Who can say no to a monkey movie? Resistance proves particularly futile when the production in question is as amusingly fascinating as "Monkey Kingdom," the latest entry from the ever-engaging Disneynature series of wildlife documentaries. Co-directed...
  • Review: 'Revenge of the Mekons'

    Review: 'Revenge of the Mekons'
    An extremely tasty slice of fanboydom, Joe Angio's music documentary "Revenge of the Mekons" presents the amoeba-like wonder of the title band (the Mekons, that is, not revenge) as a creative anomaly in the music business. Born among a gaggle of art...
  • From Walkman to iTunes in 8 minutes, on film

     From Walkman to iTunes in 8 minutes, on film
    In the upstate New York town of my childhood, there was a music store called Fantasy Records. I remember going in for the first time as a kid with my teenage brother, and whatever unformed ideas I had been nursing about what it meant to be cool suddenly...
  • Florida travel calendar for April

    Florida travel calendar for April
    Check out festivals and events in April across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) April 3: Jazz Friday at Foosaner Museum...
  • How my media diet is killing me

    How my media diet is killing me
    The first step in addressing a problem is recognizing there is a problem, and because I recognized I had a problem I went to see Sue Becker. I drove out to her home in Downers Grove and she met me at the front door. She was polite and formal and...
  • 'Getting Straight' gets a 45th anniversary screening in L.A.

    'Getting Straight' gets a 45th anniversary screening in L.A.
    Just nine days after the 1970 National Guard shootings at Kent State University in Ohio had left four students dead and nine injured during a Vietnam War protest, Columbia Pictures released "Getting Straight," a counterculture comedy-drama exploring...
  • 'Storied Streets' a family project, with Susan Sarandon guiding the way

    'Storied Streets' a family project, with Susan Sarandon guiding the way
    Just a few weeks after college graduation, Jack Henry Robbins accepted the invitation of a homeless man and rode a city bus with him from Santa Monica to skid row. It was the first stop on Robbins' nine-city cross-country tour as director of "Storied...
  • Beijing Film Festival tries for a higher profile

    Beijing Film Festival tries for a higher profile
    With the arrival of celebrities including Arnold Schwarzenegger and noted directors such as Darren Aronofsky and Luc Besson, the Beijing International Film Festival this week will strive to turn a struggling 5-year-old event into a serious stop on the...
  • Gunter Grass' 'The Tin Drum' a piercing work of literature and film

    Gunter Grass' 'The Tin Drum' a piercing work of literature and film
    In his long and varied career G√ľnter Grass worked as a novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, graphic artist, sculptor, public intellectual and social critic. Grass, who died Monday at age 87, won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1999 but is most widely...
  • Unnerving consideration of artificial intelligence in 'Ex Machina'

    Unnerving consideration of artificial intelligence in 'Ex Machina'
    Shrewdly imagined and persuasively made, "Ex Machina" is a spooky piece of speculative fiction that's completely plausible, capable of both thinking big thoughts and providing pulp thrills. But even saying that doesn't do this quietly unnerving film...