| Dec 11, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Meeting up after a triumphant opening-night premiere of "A Most Violent Year" at Los Angeles' recent AFI Fest, actor Oscar Isaac and director J.C. Chandor didn't look like the creative team behind one of the most complex, rewarding American films of the...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Ambiguity is the intrigue in "The Two Faces of January," the new thriller starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac.
Acclaimed writer Hossein Amini, making his feature directing debut, sets it up beautifully on a sun-washed day in Athens,...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Oscar Isaac is set for another violent year — this time in 2016. The 35-year-old actor will play the titular world-ending villain in "X-Men: Apocalypse," Fox's upcoming installment of the blockbuster franchise based on the Marvel Comics books.
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Filmmaker J.C. Chandor walked onstage Thursday night at the Dolby Theatre to introduce his new movie, the crime drama "A Most Violent Year," the gala opener of this year's AFI Fest.
Pointing to a seat near the front, Chandor noted: "The last time I...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Oscar Isaac rocked a mean mustache and mullet and Jessica Chastain wowed in a dress that looked like it was made of what she called a cooler version of bubble wrap at Thursday's world premiere of "A Most Violent Year" at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood,...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 7:45 AM
About midway through 2013, director J.C. Chandor began dropping by the Williamsburg home of actor Oscar Isaac. Chandor had written a script for a film about an up-by-his-bootstraps Latino immigrant who ran a heating-oil company, setting the movie in the...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
There's a gap to be filled, if not a chasm. And a growing number of European players believe that they have the savvy and resources to fill it.
It's a gap created by Hollywood which, in its ardor to serve up a menu of wall-to-wall blockbusters, has all...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Mark your Julian calendar: "Hail, Caesar!," the upcoming comedy from Joel and Ethan Coen, has been scheduled for release Feb. 5, 2016, from Universal Pictures, the first time in a decade the Coens will bring out a movie in the first quarter.
| Oct 16, 2014
Another “Star Wars” veteran has signed on for a role in J.J. Abrams' upcoming “Episode VII.” Actor Warwick Davis, who […]...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:50 PM
I still remember the first time I heard We Five's 1965 hit "You Were On My Mind." It came on my bedroom radio when I was 8 or 9, and I quickly began taping it, mistaking its slightly androgynous harmonies for the Everly Brothers. Before long, I realized I...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:46 AM
A trio of actors with deep Chicago ties have been added to the cast of the HBO mini-series "Show Me a Hero," the latest project from David Simon.
Longtime TV actor Jim Belushi, Steppenwolf co-founder Terry Kinney and Lakeview native and Columbia College...