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  • Reel Critics: 'Contagion' develops into gripping modern tale

    "Contagion" is the latest film about a deadly virus that threatens humankind. It borrows from movies like "Outbreak" and "The Andromeda Strain." But the basic concept goes all the way back to the real Black Death of the Middle Ages. A healthy person...
  • Michael Douglas Credits Connecticut's Eugene O'Neill Center For His Start As Actor

    Michael Douglas Credits Connecticut's Eugene O'Neill Center For His Start As Actor
    Throughout his 40-plus-year career, actor Michael Douglas personified the modern male in film, as a sensitive youth rebelling against authority, as a middle-aged man grappling with problems of marriage, career and changing times, and as an older adult,...
  • Ira Glass and WBEZ Chicago venture into the movie biz

    Ira Glass and WBEZ Chicago venture into the movie biz
    One of the first things you notice during the opening credits of "Sleepwalk with Me" is a producing acknowledgment that reads simply: "In association with WBEZ Chicago's This American Life." Chicago's largest public radio station is in the movie...
  • Small Wonders: Get creative, Hollywood!

    Dear Hollywood, As a lifelong admirer, consumer of your work and member of your workforce, now that the summer movie season is over, I feel it is my responsibility to make the following request: Please stop making Spider-Man movies! Seriously. Use...
  • 'Side By Side' review: An informative lesson about how they make the donuts--er, the movies

    'Side By Side' review: An informative lesson about how they make the donuts--er, the movies
    *** (out of four) Tasking Keanu Reeves with narrating and conducting interviews for a documentary almost seems like a challenge to audiences predisposed to questioning the actor's intelligence. As if “Side by Side” director Christopher...
  • DVD review: 'End of the Road' weirder, more abstract than the book

    DVD review: 'End of the Road' weirder, more abstract than the book
    John Barth surely ranks among the least screen-adaptable modern (or, perhaps, postmodern) American novelists. His stories are about themselves; the words, their own subject. It's not surprising that only one of his books has made it to the big screen....
  • In the moment with Cate Blanchett

    In the moment with Cate Blanchett
    On the surface, Cate Blanchett would seem to be the least Chekhovian human being on the planet. No idle longing for Moscow for this international stage and screen star, whose frequent flier mileage must have broken the million mark since she and her...
  • Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68: Sudden, brief illness halted busy life

    Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68: Sudden, brief illness halted busy life
    Marvin Hamlisch, the stage and film composer who created the memorable songs for "A Chorus Line," has died at 68. The composer died on Monday in Los Angeles after collapsing from a brief illness, his family said in a statement. One of the most...
  • 'Breaking Bad' recap: Episode 5, 'Dead Freight'

    'Breaking Bad' recap: Episode 5, 'Dead Freight'
    "Breaking Bad" could have mined the familiar territory of rapidly deteriorating relationships all the way to the finish line, but that would have felt too easy and lopsided. Last week, after Skyler channeled Virginia Woolf and made a slow walk into a...
  • High hopes, low notes for film world's NC-17 rating

    In the late '80s a thunderbolt of inspiration struck Jack Valenti, longtime chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America: What if his organization got rid of the X rating, besmirched by years of misappropriation by hard-core exploitation films, and...
  • Andrew Upton, minus Cate Blanchett, staying at Sydney Theatre Company

    Andrew Upton, minus Cate Blanchett, staying at Sydney Theatre Company
    Andrew Upton is staying on at the Sydney Theatre Company, assuming the position of sole artistic director starting in January. For the last four years, Upton and his wife, actress Cate Blanchett, have served as co-artistic directors of Australia's most...