| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Prolific writer-director Joe Swanberg ("Hannah Takes the Stairs," "Drinking Buddies") is on to something in his latest outing, "24 Exposures." Unfortunately, this would-be erotic thriller is just too unfocused and slapdash to satisfy its promise.
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:17 PM
What's in a name? If you're a Chicagoan and your surname is Capone, everything. There is perhaps no more notorious name associated with the city (except perhaps Gacy, or for a time, Bartman). Growing up, Deirdre Marie Capone lived what she calls a "shame-...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Last fall, Al Pacino reportedly considered playing Joe Paterno on the big screen. Now, according to the entertainment website Deadline.com, Pacino will reteam with his 'Scarface' director for the film. Deadline reports that Pacino and director Brian De...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Family legend has it that my dad took my mom to the movies at the shore one time to see "Face/Off." This was a bad idea. She thought the movie would be about hockey. When she realized it was about......
| Oct 16, 2012
| 11:02 AM
It was one of the early roles that launched Sissy Spacek's Hollywood career — now Chloe Grace Moretz appears ready ......
| Jan 10, 2013
| 6:26 AM
A triumph of production design but a pretty dull kill-'em-up otherwise, the post-World War II-set "Gangster Squad" comes from the director of "Zombieland," Ruben Fleischer. It's clear Fleischer, who also made "30 Minutes or Less," hadn't worked through...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:21 PM
One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...
| Sep 10, 2011
George Kuchar was perhaps the most prolific and influential filmmaker most moviegoers have never heard of.
With his twin brother, Mike — and later, alone — Kuchar made some of the earliest films in the 1960s explosion of underground movies....
| Oct 16, 2011
| 7:28 PM
Sue Mengers, an unapologetically brash talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79.
For two decades, Mengers was one of...
| Sep 29, 2010
Piper Laurie has been reflecting on her career of late, a career that has careened from B-movie "bimbo" roles to Oscar nominations — not to mention that bag full of condoms she once scored as a budding starlet.
Though she was painfully shy,...