| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Very little casting is done in Chicago when big studio movies shoot here. Not significant roles, where the camera lingers on a person for more than a moment. It's a strange phenomenon considering the deep bench of acting talent in town, but every so often...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Of the many ideas at Chicago Ideas Week, the biggest one to catch on may be Chicago Ideas Week itself.
We've reached Year Three of this annual festival of discussions, demonstrations and interactive experiences, and what recently seemed new now feels...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:31 AM
Of the five films nominated for the best documentary Oscar this year, two of them — "How to Survive a Plague" and "The Invisible War" — got funding and support from Good Pitch. Two out of five. Talk about validation. Launched in the UK about...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:58 AM
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Broadway drama "Good People," and its lead actress, Mariann Mayberry, emerged triumphant at the Joseph Jefferson Awards held at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace on Monday...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Anyone walking in off the street just to see General Zod up close is likely to be bemused and perhaps confounded by Sam Shepard's "Simpatico," a bizarre and byzantine drama even by Shepardian standards.
But for anyone who has watched Michael Shannon and...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:54 AM
The agreeable romantic-comedy critique "They Came Together" is occasionally very funny, and moderately funny the rest of the time. In mathematical terms that adds up to pretty funny or "funny enough."
Director David Wain has worked in genre spoofs and...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Maloo wears a purple shawl and granny glasses. Her hair, very important in the context of this story, is short, white, cute and swoops backward. She's 52, a native of Canada and warm. She keeps a coon hound curled at her feet and is prone to saying things...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Before his poetry reading Wednesday night, James Franco, who has been in town rehearsing for his Broadway debut in "Of Mice and Men" with director (and Steppenwolf ensemble member) Anna Shapiro, spoke to the Tribune about his side job as a poet, his...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:40 AM
A Red Orchid Theatre, a longtime fixture of Chicago's Off Loop community, announced Thursday that it has established a new partnership with the New York-based Bisno Productions, aimed at transferring some A Red Orchid productions to New York under the...
| Dec 15, 2009
â¢ In his first forecast of the Golden Globes, Scott Feinberg predicts "Up in the Air" to win best drama, director (Jason Reitman) and actor (George Clooney) though Mo'Nique ("Precious") will best the "Air" supporting actresses -- Vera Farmiga and Anna...
| Dec 17, 2009
Last year four of the five SAG-nominated ensembles appeared in films that went on to earn best picture Oscar nominations -- SAG contender "Doubt" was replaced by "The Reader" -- and "Slumdog Millionaire" won both prizes. Two years ago, only one SAG...