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  • For director Steven Soderbergh, life -- and art -- is a party

    The old joke — "I don't have a career, I have a careen" — certainly describes the in-and-out Hollywood whirl of Steven Soderbergh. An indie-film phenom 20 years ago thanks to sex, lies and videotape, an Oscar winner (Traffic) and sometime...
  • Movie review: The Informant! -- 3 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: The Informant! -- 3 out of 5 stars
    If only The Informant! was as giddy as its exclamation-point title, as jaunty as its corporate Muzak soundtrack -- or even as funny as its TV commercials. Informant! is The Insider played for laughs, The Talented Mr. Ripley without the murder. This jaw-...
  • 'The Informant!'

    If only "The Informant!" was as giddy as its exclamation-point title, as jaunty as its corporate Muzak soundtrack -- or even as funny as its TV commercials. "Informant!" is "The Insider" played for laughs, "The Talented Mr. Ripley" without the murder....
  • Movie review: Che: Part One -- 3 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: Che: Part One -- 3 out of 5 stars
    Steven Soderbergh narrowed the life of Che Guevara to two slices of his story, cast Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro in the role and gives us four hours and 17 minutes with the late Marxist icon. What do we learn in those hours and hours spent in the...
  • 'Duplicity' director Tony Gilroy inspired by 'Thomas Crown Affair'

    Tony Gilroy is lapping it up. An Oscar nominee for writing and directing Michael Clayton, much in demand as a screenwriter thanks to his adapting the Jason Bourne action films, he's having more love thrown his way by critics for his latest, the "smart,...
  • Evan Wright: Going where the wild things are

    Evan Wright: Going where the wild things are
    For most people, spending time with a violent, Tabasco-guzzling Oregon anarchist, a teenage member of the Aryan Brotherhood, opera-loving lawyers whose dog fatally mauled an innocent woman and an eternally wired, drugged-out Hollywood agent would not be...
  • Honorary Oscar recipients named

    Honorary Oscar recipients named
    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that it would present "The Godfather" director-producer Francis Ford Coppola with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and give honorary Oscars to British film...
  • Palmer House Secrets

    Palmer House Secrets
    140 years! That's how long Chicago's Palmer House Hilton has been around. And no other hotel in the country has those bragging rights! The opulence and hospitality of the hotel are known worldwide. But the anniversary got us thinking, what DON'T we know...
  • John Hawkes wants to get impersonal

    John Hawkes wants to get impersonal
    John Hawkes would prefer that you, dear reader, not get to know him too well. Nothing personal, you understand. It's just that Hawkes, known for playing Sol Star in HBO's "Deadwood" and Bugsy in "The Perfect Storm" opposite George Clooney, believes...
  • Book review: 'Djibouti' by Elmore Leonard

    Book review: 'Djibouti' by Elmore Leonard
    Djibouti A Novel Elmore Leonard William Morrow: 280 pp., $26.99 Elmore Leonard's latest novel, his 44th, takes him beyond America's shores, way outside the criminal turfs — Detroit, Miami, Hollywood — he more or less owns, deep into...
  • Movie projector: Sun won't shine too bright for 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs'

     
    Sony Pictures' third effort at a hit computer-animated movie isn't going to vault the studio into Pixar or DreamWorks territory. 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,' which opens tomorrow, is likely to sell close to $30 million worth of tickets......