| 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...
| Nov 15, 2013
Twenty-one years have passed since Paul Dillon first got behind the wheel of a cab, the "Hellcab," at the old Famous Door Theatre. He went on to create a role in Tracy Letts' "Killer Joe," moved to Los Angeles, showed up in the mostly disappointing...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 28, 2013
In early June, a few weeks before Michael Shannon moved back to Chicago for the summer, he could be found at home on a Saturday morning padding about, doing chores, soaking in a relatively unscheduled moment of free time.
This was before the release...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Producer Jeffrey Richards will reteam with scribe-actor Tracy Letts and helmer Pam MacKinnon to bring Letts' 1993 play "Killer Joe" to Broadway for a production aiming to hit the boards sometime in 2014.
The trio behind the project makes the brewing show...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:08 PM
A white-trash ensemble drama with a nasty comic bite, "Killer Joe" was playwright Tracy Letts' first stage effort, premiering in Chicago in 1993.
Having already been adapted for the big screen in 2011 by director William Friedkin -- and starring Matthew...
| 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 29, 2013
| 12:30 PM
William Friedkin held court on Thursday at the Venice Film Festival, where he received a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement ahead of the world preem of a restored and recolored copy of his 1977 thriller "Sorcerer."
"Sorcerer," an adaptation of French...
| 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
| 3:00 PM
Jill Soloway bought longtime friend and fellow Chicagoan Jane Lynch a lap dance when they were in Las Vegas years ago for Jill's mom's wedding.
Lynch, now a star on the Fox show "Glee," deemed the experience "very embarrassing" but said she loved...