| May 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
CANNES, France -- The movie world feted an old friend Wednesday night, or at least an old sport.
Two weeks after celebrating Baz Luhrmann's big-budget adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel with a throwback party at the Plaza Hotel in New York,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:00 PM
"The Golden Moments of Paris: A Guide to the Paris of the 1920s"
Museyon Guides, $19.95
Paris, especially the Paris between the two world wars, continues to resonate with many people around the globe. The city has had many golden ages but probably...
| Aug 1, 2013
*** (out of four)
Recently, the flavor of Woody Allen's work has had all the sweetness of a black coffee martini. 2011's nostalgic "Midnight in Paris" turned borderline evil in the bitter, unwatchable scenes involving Rachel McAdams' excruciating...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:32 AM
"Midnight in Paris": Woody Allen's rhapsodic rom-com in the City of Lights is a rich ode to cultural nostalgia, set partially in romantic 1920s Paris and filled with literary notables of the era. Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Josephine Baker,...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Do movie directors, like fine wines, get better with age? That may sound like a frivolous question, but it has long been debated by critics as they weigh the relative merits of fiery young upstarts versus wise old veterans. The question takes on renewed...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Sony Pictures Classics is increasing the theater count for "Blue Jasmine" from 229 locations to more than 1,200 on Friday -- marking the widest release of Woody Allen's career.
The drama, which stars Cate Blanchett as a wealthy socialite in the midst of...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Alison Pill is finding herself in the dark these days -- for play rehearsals, anyway.
Pill, who plays eager TV news staffer Maggie Jordan on HBO’s “The Newsroom,” is to star in a new adaptation of Frederick Knott’s thriller...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The critical darling of this year's Sundance Film Festival will arrive in theaters sooner than expected.
"Fruitvale," which won the festival's Grand Jury and Audience awards in January, is set to hit the big screen on July 26 -- three months before it...
| Apr 23, 2013
One of 2012's best movies came and went without a shred of the attention it deserves, and it’s not as if the film's some obscure, subtitled documentary only a niche audience would see anyway.
It's "Not Fade Away," the tremendous feature writing-...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Who didn't write about Zelda Fitzgerald?
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday Chicago Tribune and by digital edition via email. Click here to learn about joining Printers...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:24 PM
The legend of Zelda has formed the basis for numerous Jazz Age sojourns. Some dabble in shopworn tales of Mr. and Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald's drunken wild-child antics, as Woody Allen did in "Midnight in Paris," while feminist literary critics have usually...