| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:22 PM
The historic Patio Theater in Portage Park has been in Demetri Kouvalis' family since 1987. His father ran the movie theater until 2001, when the air conditioning broke.
The repairs were more than the family could afford, and the theater, built in 1927,...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:30 PM
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" has reached yet another milestone.
The quirky dramedy has passed the $100 million mark at the worldwide box office to become director Wes Anderson's highest-grossing movie to date. Although it took over a month to meet the...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the most acclaimed character actors and ambitious performers of his generation, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside his New York apartment on Sunday, police said. He was 46.
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:06 AM
I saw Philip Seymour Hoffman play Willy Loman on Broadway, and what I remember most is sheer exhaustion at the play's end.
A great and committed actor, he made you feel like you had lived "Death of a Salesman" with him.
At the curtain call in 2012,...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Spike Jonze has a knack for disturbing our peace, and his new film "Her" does that with a vengeance.
A different and daring futuristic tale starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, "Her" is a look at the pleasures and perils of new technology...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Joaquin Phoenix refused to hug it out.
On an overcast November afternoon, in a $13-million Hollywood home with a skyline view stretching from downtown L.A. to the Palos Verdes peninsula, the notoriously press-averse actor was throwing a fit of pique...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Will academy voters reward or reject your favorite movies and performances? Time again to consult the Oscar 8 Ball for answers.
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It is certain: The movie's one slam-dunk nomination comes from Jared Leto's supporting turn as the...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Bach and Handel did not lead intersecting lives. Bach never left central Germany, while Handel became a cosmopolitan Londoner. Bach was a man of the church and had 20 children. Handel caught the theater bug and was not a family man (recent musicology...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:09 PM
A funeral Mass for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was held Friday at St. Ignatius of Loyola church on Park Avenue in New York City, with dozens of acting luminaries turning out to bid farewell to the Oscar winner who died Sunday of an apparent heroin...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:25 AM
When an actor as extraordinarily gifted as Philip Seymour Hoffman dies as suddenly, as tragically as he did, the mind goes into a kind of shock.
How could a person who could effortlessly be so many people suddenly not be here at all? It doesn't seem...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s New York apartment contained approximately 50 bags of heroin at the time of his death on Sunday, according to multiple media reports.
Investigators also found used syringes and prescription drugs in the home of the 46-year-...