| May 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The early stretches of Nicolas Lopez's Eli Roth starrer "Aftershock," set against Chile's devastating 2010 earthquake, give moviegoers a new look at the old seaport city of Valparaiso.
Put-upon peasants? Favela hoods? Drug cartel violence? No way:...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Swedish director, producer and journalist Tarik Saleh got his start in the early 1990s as one of his country's most prominent graffiti artists. Since then, Saleh has gone on to co-direct documentaries including 2001's "Sacrificio - Who Betrayed Che...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Howard Hawks never met a movie genre he couldn't adapt to splendidly.
In a career that spanned the silent era to 1970, Hawks directed gangster melodrama (1932's "Scarface") screwball comedies (1938's "Bringing Up Baby"), westerns (1948's "Red River"),...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 1:53 PM
South Florida native Steven Bauer found success in local television ("Que Pasa, USA?") and in film ("Scarface"). His latest role is on the new Showtime series "Ray Donovan,'' which debuts 10 p.m. June 30.
The new show stars Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan...
| Jan 8, 2013
David R. Ellis, 60, a journeyman director and former stuntman whose credits include the 2006 thriller "Snakes on a Plane," died Monday morning in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was in pre-production on the upcoming film "Kite" with Samuel L....
| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:21 PM
One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Director Ruben Fleischer served up a campy blood-fest in "Zombieland." Wisecracking shooters eliminated disposable members of the walking dead by the dozen. In "Gangster Squad," disposable gangsters line up to be shot to pieces by a more serious team of...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:17 PM
What's in a name? If you're a Chicagoan and your surname is Capone, everything. There is perhaps no more notorious name associated with the city (except perhaps Gacy, or for a time, Bartman). Growing up, Deirdre Marie Capone lived what she calls a "shame-...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...
| Mar 21, 2013
No animals were harmed in the making of "Spring Breakers." But plenty of impressionable young and older minds will assuredly experience feelings of disorientation watching writer-director Harmony Korine's candy-colored clown of a movie, which starts out...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:30 AM
There's a new way to get movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks for free on the Internet. And no, it's not piracy -- it's through public libraries.
Hoopla Digital, a Netflix-like service for library card holders, on Wednesday announced agreements with ...