| May 12, 2014
| 6:50 AM
"Under my hard candy shell I am a deeply mushy romantic," says composer Jason Robert Brown.
Brown is the composer of two musicals about love, loss and understanding: Broadway's "The Bridges of Madison County" (for which he received Tony Award...
| Jan 16, 2014
Thursday evening sees the kickoff to the 2014 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, the annual indie confab that is […]...
| Jan 14, 2013
Yes, Common has played a criminal before. But “Luv,” which offers the South Side native his largest big-screen leading role to date, isn’t exactly “Smokin’ Aces” or “Street Kings.”
In the Baltimore-set...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:14 AM
For its 2013 movie awards, MTV has added two new categories to help measure true excellence in filmmaking: Best Shirtless Performance and Best Musical Moment.
What do you expect from an awards ceremony that honors Best Kiss, Best WTF Moment and Best...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:27 AM
"The Last Five Years"
Boy gets goy, boy loses goy, boy writes musical about goy.
All right, yes, Jason Robert Brown has denied in the past that "The Last Five Years," his much-produced chamber musical about a failed marriage between a rising Jewish...
| Aug 21, 2013
***1/2 (out of four)
In the immensely authentic, Chicago-made "Drinking Buddies," the chemistry between pals and Revolution Brewing co-workers Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Chicago native Jake Johnson of "New Girl") isn't the elephant in the room. It's a...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The names are bigger, the flow is smoother, but the voyeuristic aimlessness still prevails in indie stalwart Joe Swanberg's latest film, the breezily charming "Drinking Buddies."
The action — a term used loosely with regards to Swanberg ("Hannah...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Joe Swanberg has long been a director whose films have been more widely talked about than actually seen. He has become controversial for his improvisational style of ultra-low-budget filmmaking, his frank depictions of sexuality and his central position...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 9:13 AM
TORONTO -- There is something special about seeing director Jason Reitman’s movies at the Toronto International Film Festival. I’ve had the chance twice.
Born in Montreal, he’s a native son of the fest as much as Canada, his family,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Baby Jim or Pam might be real! Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski are expecting their first child.
The "Looper" actress, 30, and the genial "Office" alum, 33, have confirmed reports Blunt is pregnant, their rep told Us Weekly and People.
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:23 AM
It's difficult to watch director Dennis Zacek's staging of "Other People's Money" for Shattered Globe Theatre without thinking about the director's own well-publicized disputes with the board of Victory Gardens Theater, where he served as artistic...