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  • Review: 'Ex Machina'

    Review: 'Ex Machina'
    A grandly ridiculous theatrical tradition born in ancient Greece, deus ex machina meant, literally, a god borne by a machine descending from the sky to determine a story's outcome. The hardware in writer-director Alex Garland's crafty new thriller "Ex...
  • 'Ex Machina' wears down over time

    'Ex Machina' wears down over time
    Why can’t onscreen billionaires ever be non-eccentric? And, just to mix things up, their protégés could be strong and unpredictable, not shy wimps primed for manipulation? Alas, reclusive Internet whiz Nathan (Oscar Isaac), who clearly believes...
  • Tribeca: Schwarzenegger zombie film, Arquette mob movie to premiere

    Tribeca: Schwarzenegger zombie film, Arquette mob movie to premiere
    A zombie thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, a mob romance starring Patricia Arquette, and documentaries about Noam Chomsky and Roseanne Barr will be some of the films world-premiering in the Tribeca Film Festival's Spotlight section. Festival...
  • Review: 'A Most Violent Year'

    Review: 'A Most Violent Year'
    Writer-director J.C. Chandor has made three good movies in a row, and they're his first three. He's a heartening exception to the usual percentages. His first, "Margin Call," compressed an epoch's worth of financial meltdowns and ruinous corruption into...
  • 'A Most Violent Year' is just plain fantastic

    'A Most Violent Year' is just plain fantastic
    4 stars (out of four) In several ways “A Most Violent Year,” the second-best movie of 2014, reminds me of “Drive,” the best of 2011, and not just because they both include Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. The similarity is in the...
  • Channing Tatum's 'X-Men' spin-off 'Gambit' set for fall 2016

    Channing Tatum's 'X-Men' spin-off 'Gambit' set for fall 2016
    Fox's "X-Men" spin-off movie "Gambit," starring Channing Tatum as the card-throwing Cajun superhero, will be released Oct. 7, 2016. Letting les bon temps rouler in fall 2016 means the studio will have three installments of the blockbuster "X-Men"...
  • 3 Chicago actors cast in 'Wire' creator's newest project for HBO

    3 Chicago actors cast in 'Wire' creator's newest project for HBO
    A trio of actors with deep Chicago ties have been added to the cast of the HBO mini-series "Show Me a Hero," the latest project from David Simon. Longtime TV actor Jim Belushi, Steppenwolf co-founder Terry Kinney and Lakeview native and Columbia College...
  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII' wraps, gets new subtitle 'The Force Awakens'

    "Star Wars: Episode VII" has completed principal photography and gained an official title, Disney and Lucasfilm announced Thursday. The highly anticipated film shall henceforth be known as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Scheduled to hit theaters Dec....
  • 'Boyhood' earns four Gotham Independent Film Award nominations

    'Boyhood' earns four Gotham Independent Film Award nominations
    Richard Linklater's acclaimed drama "Boyhood" dominated the 24th Gotham Independent Film Award nominations Thursday, earning four nods in the first event of the movie awards season. "Boyhood" received nominations for film, actor Ethan Hawke, actress...
  • The stakes are high in J.C. Chandor's gripping 'A Most Violent Year'

    The stakes are high in J.C. Chandor's gripping 'A Most Violent Year'
    "A Most Violent Year" is the most welcome kind of throwback. It brings to mind the fierce New York-based productions of Sidney Lumet in particular but also the whole notion of character-driven, the-clock-is-ticking melodramas in general. A vibrant crime...
  • J.C. Chandor, Oscar Isaac fill a big canvas with 'A Most Violent Year'

    J.C. Chandor, Oscar Isaac fill a big canvas with 'A Most Violent Year'
    Meeting up after a triumphant opening-night premiere of "A Most Violent Year" at Los Angeles' recent AFI Fest, actor Oscar Isaac and director J.C. Chandor didn't look like the creative team behind one of the most complex, rewarding American films of the...