| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:33 AM
The funniest comedy you've likely never seen, let alone heard of, comes to the Siskel Film Center this week for two screenings. "Hallelujah the Hills," from 1963, is so rare, you won't find it on DVD or any streaming site.
Even I couldn't finagle a look...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:00 AM
DONALDSVILLE, La. — Late one evening last spring in this struggling but picturesque river town about an hour west of New Orleans, the never-ending saga of Bonnie and Clyde took an unexpectedly fiery twist.
Vintage 1930 Fords roared down the town's...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 7:30 AM
For many, the words "Brooklyn style" call to mind the easy cliché of a hipster in a hoodie.
Nothing could be further from the dressed-up truth for Michael Kuhle and Adele Berne, the married couple who started men's clothier Epaulet New York there in...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
By most measures, 1969 was a vintage year for anti-establishment American cinema ("The Wild Bunch," "Easy Rider," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Midnight Cowboy"). But the most daring and dangerous movie to hit U.S. theaters that year was a...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:55 PM
As 20 Harley-Davidsons growled across the asphalt at the Maryland Cruise terminal Monday morning, "Easy Rider" met "The Love Boat."
After a briefing from their tour leader, the bikers inched their machines up the ramp and into the yawning hold of the 2,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Karen Black, the bravely offbeat actress who burst into the public consciousness in such iconic counterculture films as "Five Easy Pieces" and "Easy Rider," has died. She was 74.
Black, who was found to have ampullary cancer in 2010, died Thursday at...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:59 AM
After the coffee. Before getting too excited about preseason football.
The Skinny: The Redskins won their first preseason game Thursday night but I won't read too much into that. Still, it beats losing! Friday's headlines include a preview of the...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Karen Black, a versatile actress whose name became virtually synonymous with films that reflected and helped define America in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including “Five Easy Pieces,” died Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 74.
| May 17, 2013
| 2:00 PM
NEW YORK — "Before Midnight," Richard Linklater's third film about the relationship between an American man (Ethan Hawke) and French woman (Julie Delpy), closes with what might be the series' piece de resistance: a 30-minute hotel-room argument...
| May 2, 2013
| 12:49 PM
"Community" (NBC, Thursday). The low-rated and much-beloved comedy about a study group at a community college that is not about a study group at a community college so much as it is a comedy about a comedy about a study group at a community college that...
| Apr 4, 2013
You know what "Star Wars" is about? I mean, really about? Vietnam. It's a critical allegory of the war: The Rebels are the scrappy Viet Cong, hastily assembled, devoted and relentless; the Empire is the American military, tripped up by an enemy using...