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  • Overlooked screenplays this Oscar season

    Overlooked screenplays this Oscar season
    In 1945 Raymond Chandler wrote a screed against Hollywood, and Hollywood screenwriting, for the Atlantic Monthly. "An industry with such vast resources and such magic techniques should not become dull so soon," said the man who later characterized his adopted residence to the south, La Jolla, Calif., as "nothing but a climate." In the Atlantic he vented: "An art which is capable of making all but the very best plays look trivial and contrived, all but the very best novels verbose and imitative, should not so quickly become wearisome to those who attempt to practice it with something else in mind than the cash drawer."
  • 'Falling': Here's why there aren't more plays about air disasters

    'Falling': Here's why there aren't more plays about air disasters
    At the top of Gary Kirkham's "Falling: A Wake," the startling new show at the Rivendell Theatre, there is an almighty crash and parts of an airplane start falling out of the sky, including one of the passengers. Although blessedly rare, such events have...

    Al Pacino and his 'Stand Up Guys' among the stars slotted for CIFF

    Al Pacino and his 'Stand Up Guys' among the stars slotted for CIFF
    With its founder Michael Kutza nearing his half-century mark as leader, the Chicago International Film Festival announced its 48th edition slate Thursday. Heavily concentrated, as it has been in recent years, at the downtown AMC River East 21 multiplex,...

    Leslie Zemeckis sashays into the history of burlesque

    Leslie Zemeckis sashays into the history of burlesque
    During the shabby final days of the last of the burlesque houses that once dotted State Street near Congress Parkway, three of us — in possession of a few bucks and self-confidence fueled by fake IDs — entered the Follies Theater and saw a...

    Happy face/sad face reaction: 2013 Oscar nominations

     Happy face/sad face reaction: 2013 Oscar nominations
    As always, this morning’s Oscar nominations created a roller coaster of emotion. Shock! Relief! Fury! I should not get so worked up about this. Really, though, the nods for the 2013 Academy Awards had a few more big surprises than usual—or...