| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:02 PM
You can't say "Theatre Downtown" doesn't offer variety: Going from Tracy Lett's "Killer Joe" to "A Christmas Carol" is a definite change of mood. But before the theater gets to those productions, it presents the comedy "Sylvia."
Tickets are $22 per...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:50 AM
The revival of Matthew McConaughey's career continues apace with the announcement he will be receiving the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film festival.
The awards gala will be Jan. 4, during the festival...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:20 PM
You may have missed it for the racket produced by the majority of movies currently going boom-boom — or, in the case of "The Lone Ranger," bust-bust — at the multiplex. But with the arrival of Sundance Film Festival sensation "Fruitvale...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Matthew McConaughey likes to turn things over in his mind. And since we've just uncorked a good bottle of Pinot Noir at a corner table in the Beverly Hills Four Seasons bar ("We'll give that just a little air and we're good," he says in that musical Texas...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
We could, on our own, diagram the ups and downs of Matthew McConaughey's acting career. But, to borrow a line from "Dazed and Confused," it'd be a lot cooler if he did. He obliges.
'Dazed and Confused'
" 'All right, all right, all right!' First...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Aug 22 (TheWrap.com) - Fall is just around the corner, bringing a mixture of Oscar-contenders and holiday blockbusters geared to both the arthouse and Comic-Con set.
On the serious side, just the list of directors is enough to get cinephiles salivating:...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 9:30 AM
When you ask an audience to spend some quality time with a horrific type of person — like, say, a child molester or the white supremacist whose whining and bile take up a good portion of the running time of "In God's Hat," the fall opener at the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:26 PM
There is something about the aesthetic at Profiles Theatre that seems to demand a nocturnal interview. You'd not expect the people who make this particular kind of storefront Chicago theater to thrive over breakfast pancakes. So I arranged to meet Darrell...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:30 AM
TORONTO — Standing ovations for movies playing at the Toronto International Film Festival are as ubiquitous as Benedict Cumberbatch and the food trucks lining the downtown entertainment district. Every film receiving a gala premiere brings the...
| May 2, 2013
| 9:56 AM
"Pain & Gain" is loosely based on a true story of bodybuilders gone wild on steroids and cocaine. Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie play the buffed anti-heroes who embark on a bizarre plot of kidnapping for ransom. Operating in the dark...
| May 5, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"There are things you can get away with in this world, and things you can't."
The voice is Matthew McConaughey's, and days after seeing him in "Mud," I can close my eyes and hear him still — a simple line echoing with the mysteries of a man caught...