| Sep 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
American novelist Patricia Highsmith was a master of the psychological thriller who attracted the eye of so many filmmakers.
Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 version of her first book, "Strangers on a Train," is one of his cinematic masterpieces. Rene Clement in...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Ambiguity is the intrigue in "The Two Faces of January," the new thriller starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac.
Acclaimed writer Hossein Amini, making his feature directing debut, sets it up beautifully on a sun-washed day in Athens,...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The AFI Fest has set the world premiere of J.C. Chandor's "A Most Violent Year," starring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac, as its opening night film on Nov. 6 at the TCL Chinese Theater.
"J.C. Chandor has put together a remarkable crime drama, which...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:30 AM
AFI Fest is set to ring in "A Most Violent Year," with writer-director J.C. Chandor's New York crime drama making its world premiere as the festival's opening film.
Bowing Nov. 6 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, the latest offering from the...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:03 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A24 has given an awards-season release date of Dec. 31 for Participant Media's thriller "A Most Violent Year," starring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac.
The film, written and directed by J.C. Chandor ("All is Lost"), will...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Pop culture seems intent on taking us back to a time of urban grit and crime. On Fox this fall, “Gotham” will portray a city, clearly modeled on New York, that’s on a “razor’s edge” of violence, as one of its characters...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Oct. 31. Release dates and other details, as compiled here by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
My Old Lady
A down-on-his-luck New Yorker inherits a Parisian...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 7:35 AM
At long last, what seemed like an endless summer is over at the movies, anyway.
It's time to put aside all that comic book reading that we call "research," sweep the word "sequel" aside and get serious about movies, because "serious movie season" is...
| Aug 21, 2014
August 2013: Chicago actress Allison Tolman, unemployed and doing temp work in the mornings, stops by her agent's office to tape an audition for the new FX series "Fargo."
August 2014: Tolman is headed to the Emmys.
That's quite a 12-month span....
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:46 AM
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...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 2:30 PM
In a new update on Sunday, Disney announced that two new actors, Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen, have been added to the cast, and that Harrison Ford's injury will cause a brief halt in production next month.
American actress Clarke is currently studying...