| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Shia LaBeouf was working hard to discover to his character for "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" — but it turns out he couldn't quite get there without taking an acid trip along the way.
LaBeouf first sought advice from costar Evan...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Shia LaBeouf won't be making his Broadway debut this season after all. The 26-year-old actor has quit the upcoming revival production of the play "Orphans" in New York over "creative differences," according to a news release sent Wednesday.
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — For all its perks, being a popular young actor like Shia LaBeouf in today's media climate can come with some intense pressures.
So intense that one of Hollywood's longest lasting stars says he probably couldn't handle them.
| Jan 24, 2012
Bingham Ray, the co-founder of October Films, one of the top independent film distribution companies of the 1990s, and a former president of United Artists who was a leading force in independent films for more than two decades, died Monday. He was 57....
| Aug 31, 2012
| 4:32 PM
But was the "Lawless" actor only joking with Chelsea Handler? It's hard to tell based on the 26-year-old's deadpan delivery....
| Dec 1, 2011
As Justine, the complicated young bride at the center of Lars von Trier's apocalyptic meditation on depression, "Melancholia," Kirsten Dunst is called upon to convey great depths of anguish with very little dialogue. But Dunst, 29, delivers such a...
| May 23, 2011
— Writer-director Terrence Malick wasn't there to accept it, but "The Tree of Life," his ambitious and long-anticipated examination of what it all means, won the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or on Sunday night.
"He remains infamously and...
| May 2, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Dance critic Debra Levine rounds up the extensive dance content at TCM's second annual Classic Film Festival over the weekend, including an interview with "West Side Story" dancer, George Chakiris....
| Nov 15, 2011
| 4:22 PM
As November wears on and the weird Chicago weather gets even weirder, I find myself drawn to the movie theatre. (Oh, who am I kidding? I find myself drawn to the movie theatre all year long.) This week looks particularly good for Landmark Century Centre...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 4:24 PM
What to say about “Melancholia”? In many ways, there's not a more accurate portrayal of depression on film. Because it's directed by Lars von Trier, it's heavy on imagery, light on dialogue. But unlike “The Tree of Life” –...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:36 PM
This year, Los Angeles Times film critic Betsy Sharkey was drawn to certain themes as well as specific films. What follows are her favorites on both fronts....