| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:14 AM
It's taken a few years for the Chicago Comedy Film Festival to find its footing. Back for its fourth year this weekend, the lineup is noticeably stronger. As always, the focus is on small indie comedies. I got a look at three.
| Oct 5, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" world-premiered at the New York Film Festival on Saturday night, finally taking off the stove a mix of speculation and anticipation that in recent weeks had come to a full boil.
Anderson's film, after all, is the...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The good-vibing '60s are slip-sliding away in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice," and along with them a certain idea of pre-Vietnam, pre-Manson California life -- of boho beach towns and uncommodified counterculture soon to be washed away by a tsunami...
| Oct 3, 2014
The Dudes Abide by Alex Belth, 90-minute read, $2.99, Kindle Single
Pour yourself a white Russian and read about Alex Belth's days as a personal assistant on "The Big Lebowski" in his Kindle Single, "The Dudes Abide." Joel and Ethan Coen hired young...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Most of Allentown's attention over the weekend was on the opening of the PPL Center, with Friday's concert by a legendary pop music group and Saturday's Community Open House, mainly for those with season tickets to the Lehigh Valley's first-ever...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:29 PM
When "The Big Lebowski" was released in 1998, it was a flop. Writer/directors Joel and Ethan Coen were coming off "Fargo," their Oscar-winning hit, and "Lebowski" seemed to please no one, neither critics nor mainstream audiences.
But then about six...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:59 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Fargo" producer John Cameron has closed an overall deal with FX Productions and has signed on as a partner with "Fargo" creator Noah Hawley's production company 26 Keys.
Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, presidents of original...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:56 PM
"The Big Lebowski": The only man who can pull off a Cowichan sweater, the Dude (or His Dudeness, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing), will be sipping White Russians on the big screen when South Florida Cinemark theaters show the Coen...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Hey, dude. You in the second row. With the bowling shirt, chewing on the ice in your White Russian. Got news for you. Jeff Bridges doesn't mind that you showed up at his concert because you worship him in the "The Big Lebowski."
Honest, he doesn't mind....
| May 1, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Despite "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" and other bubbly BFF pairings, the number of female-centric comedies that use friendship as an excuse to wallow in childish regression still lags far behind the countless "bromances" guilty of same....
| Dec 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
One of the most beguiling folk records of the year has the bonus of ferrying along a Joel and Ethan Coen plot line. The songs within the brothers' new "Inside Llewyn Davis" move from balladry to blues to ancient British folk, adding an extra layer of...