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  • 'ParaNorman' review: The best animated movie since 'Toy Story 3'

    'ParaNorman' review: The best animated movie since 'Toy Story 3'
    ***1/2 (out of four) Eleven-year-old Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) did not ask for the ability to see and communicate with ghosts. Why would he? This young horror film fan surely would have seen “The Sixth Sense” and known that Haley...
  • 'End of Watch' review: Scary, funny cop drama marks worthy addition to genre

    'End of Watch' review: Scary, funny cop drama marks worthy addition to genre
    *** (out of four) The cop movie has been done. And done and done. Particularly by David Ayer, who wrote “Training Day,” “Dark Blue,” “S.W.A.T.” and “Harsh Times,” along with directing “Street Kings.&...
  • 'Pitch Perfect' review: As mean-spirited as failed 'American Idol' auditions

    'Pitch Perfect' review: As mean-spirited as failed 'American Idol' auditions
    * (out of four) “Pitch Perfect” doesn’t deserve its star, Anna Kendrick. For the second time in two weeks (“End of Watch”) the actress’ charm enlivens the screen, but this time it’s in service of a movie that...
  • Art house cinema winter preview

    Art house cinema winter preview
    We're coming off a year that saw numerous venue disruptions for the Northwest Chicago Film Society, which found itself moving from the Portage Theater to the Patio Theater to the Siskel Film Center in a matter of months. Surely there's a long-term...
  • 'Drinking Buddies' review: A great hang sesh and more

    'Drinking Buddies' review: A great hang sesh and more
    ***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...
  • Celeb dish: Hot Doug's The Malin Akerman

    Celeb dish: Hot Doug's The Malin Akerman
    Not even a visit from Anna Kendrick last year could keep Hot Doug’s owner Doug Sohn from renaming the fire dog sausage he named after the “Up in the Air” actress. The Anna Kendrick is now the Malin Akerman -- inspired by the “...
  • Swanberg, Chicago win again with 'Happy Christmas'

    Swanberg, Chicago win again with 'Happy Christmas'
    *** (out of four) It’s hard to get better. I mean that in the sense of Chicago director Joe Swanberg moving forward from his great “Drinking Buddies,” and in terms of Jenny (Anna Kendrick), the main character and hot mess of “...
  • Stars talk Chicago-made 'Happy Christmas'

    Stars talk Chicago-made 'Happy Christmas'
    Before seeing director Joe Swanberg’s appealing new Chicago-made film, “Happy Christmas,” at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, I talked to some of the stars on the red carpet. Here’s what they had to say (along with a few quotes...
  • TIFF 2014: Jennifer Aniston's layered 'Cake'

    TIFF 2014: Jennifer Aniston's layered 'Cake'
    I’ll give Jennifer Aniston’s “Cake” one thing — it definitely has layers. The drama, which premiered at the Toronto International Film festival on Monday, had the best possible audience. The crowd was jammed with Jen fans...
  • Review: 'Life After Beth' ★★

    Review: 'Life After Beth' ★★
    Aubrey Plaza is so deadpan she's undeadpan, and not just in her new zombie movie. Playing April, Indiana's snarkiest state employee on "Parks and Recreation," the actress who'd be most likely mistaken for the MTV animated show goddess "Daria" slings so...
  • Fall movie preview 2014

    Fall movie preview 2014
    If you read “Gone Girl,” by bestselling Chicago author Gillian Flynn, the schedule of movies opening between now and the end of the year is pretty much the book’s big-screen version—directed by David Fincher! (“The Social...