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  • The story of the Oscars

    The story of the Oscars
    While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
  • Q&A: Caitlin Rose

    Q&A: Caitlin Rose
    Growing up, Dallas-born, Nashville-raised singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose initially rebelled against her country roots. Well, maybe "rebellion" is too strong a term. "As a teenager I'd tell my parents, 'I'm going to play in a punk club and y'all stay...
  • Ang Lee to direct FX pilot “Tyrant” — and other big-time directors who have gone to TV

     
    Not many people expected Ang Lee to take home the Best Director trophy at the Academy Awards last month for Life of Pi. He's defying expectations yet again with his follow-up project, a pilot for FX called Tyrant, scheduled to shoot this summer. Tyrant...
  • 'Downton Abbey' a classy, addictive soap opera

    "Downton Abbey," a four-part, six-hour miniseries premiering Sunday, Jan. 9, on PBS' "Masterpiece Classic" (check local listings), is a fascinating hybrid, an instantly addictive, don't-bogart-the-popcorn soap opera draped in all the deluxe trappings of...
  • Susannah York dies at 72; actress

    Susannah York dies at 72; actress
    Actress Susannah York became a star in the 1960s with performances in several high-profile films such as 1969's "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" for which she received an Academy Award nomination. But she fought to be noticed for more than her striking...
  • John Williams and Steven Spielberg mark 40 years of collaboration

    John Williams and Steven Spielberg mark 40 years of collaboration
    The quietest room in Hollywood may be the office where John Williams composes. In a bungalow on the Universal Studios lot, steps from the production company of his most frequent collaborator, director Steven Spielberg, Williams works alone at a 90-year-...
  • DVD Review: One of Stanley Kubrick's best gets better

    Stanley Kubrick's third feature was his first great film and remains to this day my favorite Kubrick movie (with the possible exception of “Dr. Strangelove”). It also captures the very essence of the film noir worldview, with only “...
  • Bingham Ray dies at 57; leading force in independent films

    Bingham Ray dies at 57; leading force in independent films
    Bingham Ray, the co-founder of October Films, one of the top independent film distribution companies of the 1990s, and a former president of United Artists who was a leading force in independent films for more than two decades, died Monday. He was 57....
  • Album review: Leonard Cohen, 'Old Ideas'

    Album review: Leonard Cohen, 'Old Ideas'
    3.5 stars (out of 4) It doesn’t seem possible, but Leonard Cohen’s voice sounds even deeper, darker, more foreboding than ever on his 12th studio album in 44 years, “Old Ideas” (Columbia). Cohen is 77, and he doesn’t...
  • David Kehr's Collection of Chicago Reader Reviews Are From a Bygone Era

    David Kehr's Collection of Chicago Reader Reviews Are From a Bygone Era
    The title of this selection of film critic David Kehr's reviews for the Chicago Reader from 1974 to 1986 is a bit misleading. When, exactly, did films matter? It seems they mattered when what was said about them mattered, in “a period that saw the...
  • Police story charts a slide downhill for a rogue cop in 'Rampart' ✭✭✭ 1/2

    Police story charts a slide downhill for a rogue cop in 'Rampart' ✭✭✭ 1/2
    "Rampart" patrols some familiar streets, but this jarringly intimate study of a dirty Los Angeles cop sliding, crazily, down the drain has a distinctive new-cliche smell, pungent and alive. The story, which is more about observation than propulsion, suits...