| Dec 29, 2011
| 9:37 PM
The American Cinematheque is ringing in the New Year with some wild and crazy comedy classics...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 7:52 AM
I'm pretty sure we can account for three of the best-male-actor nominees when the Academy Awards lists come out on Jan. 10.
I've just seen a trio of excellent performances: Denzel Washington in "Flight," Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln" and John Hawkes in...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Helmer Robert Zemeckis and producing partner Jack Rapke have signed an overall deal with Fox Television Studios to develop projects for cable networks.
Pact is the first of many that Fox TV Studios aims to make in a bid to bring high-level filmmakers...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 12:31 PM
“Flight,” starring Denzel Washington as a pilot who saves almost all his passengers after a nearly miraculous crash landing, will be the closing night film at the New York Film Festival, organizers announced Thursday.
Directed by Robert...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 10:52 AM
"Life of Pi," like the recent "Cloud Atlas," is adapted from a novel widely considered to be unfilmable. While in "Cloud Atlas" the issue was the book's multistory structure, in "Life of Pi" the problem is of a technical nature — the two main...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 9:15 AM
They shop, they drink, they dine, they kvetch. They turn otherwise ordinary rooms into polished interiors, and then ... they go shopping again. They are the stars of “Million Dollar Decorators,” the Bravo reality series that started its second...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Where exactly to start?
Cesar Juarez has had such a full and interesting life that one might begin telling his story during any of the 64 years he has spent on this planet.
But let's start with the present, or, precisely, one recent late afternoon, as...
| Nov 1, 2012
Raised in the South Side neighborhood of Roseland, 61-year-old director Robert Zemeckis hasn’t achieved much as a filmmaker.
Oh, wait: He’s only made classics like “Back to the Future,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” and...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 8:26 AM
Is the Chicago International Film Festival good, good enough or not quite that?
This is the question. This is the question to be asked of any festival, every perennial cultural mainstay in every city. It's the way to keep us all honest, whatever dog we...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 9:03 AM
“Pirates of the Caribbean 47/Johnny Depp stars as the robot pirate who loses his wife in a game of poker and tries to win her back with hilarious consequences.”
These are lyrics to “Robocop 4: [Bleep] Off Robocop” by Future of the...
| Nov 1, 2012
** (out of four)
Boy, motion-capture technology has come a long way. In “Flight,” that really looks like Denzel Washington.
Just kidding. For the first time since 2000’s “Cast Away,” Chicago-native director Robert...