| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Only a documentary about the Federal Reserve could have the real luminaries of the system as the stars of the film.
Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, Paul Volcker and a host of Treasury officials appear as themselves in "Money for Nothing: Inside the...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:00 AM
With the big-budget spectacles of summer behind us and the dramas of awards season on the horizon, French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, a foreign-language Oscar nominee for 2010's "Incendies," returns with another dark, weighty film: "Prisoners."...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"SO, HOW did you get all these big stars to participate in this documentary?" I asked Liz Garbus, the director of "Love, Marilyn," which appears on HBO June 17.
Garbus replied, "One word -- Marilyn! Every person I approached wanted in, as soon as they...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"I AM NOT twenty-ish. I am not thirty-ish. Three months ago I was 40 years old. Forty. 4-0. That slipped out. I hadn't quite made up my mind to admit it. Now I suddenly feel as if I've taken all my clothes off."
So said Bette Davis in 1950's "All About...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
(SPOILER ALERT: This piece reveals key details about the plot of "Prisoners.")
Why is it so often the ambiguous, unresolved movie that generates controversy while the easy, complacent one gets a free pass? To wit: Why does "Prisoners," Denis Villeneuve's...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Brilliantly conceived and beautifully crafted, "Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy" may not only be one of the year's best documentaries but one of the year's finest overall films.
The movie is based on readings of actual condolence...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:42 PM
A new TV spot for “Ender's Game” is light on dialogue but heavy on space battle action scenes. The one-minute […]...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 6:38 PM
It’s going to be tough for the Chicago International Film Festival to top this year’s opening night. The 48th annual festival kicked off Thursday with a screening of “Stand Up Guys” at the Harris Theater and appearances on the...
| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards are the biggest fashion runway on the planet. When Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and other stars step out onto the red carpet Sunday, they will be primed to talk as much about what and who they are wearing as about...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:02 AM
Penn Jillette is, famously, not a religious man, but his visit to South Florida for performances at the Hard Rock this weekend is a pilgrimage of sorts.
“Without Randi, there would be no Penn & Teller,” says the magician, author and star...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 8:37 AM
"Hotel Transylvania" sank its teeth into the competition this weekend, as the animated film easily ruled the box office.
The 3-D monster flick, which features classic characters such as Dracula and the Mummy, had the biggest September opening ever with...