Story | Oct 16, 2014 | 6:20 PM
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Story | Oct 19, 2014 | 8:30 PMAt least three entertaining films are jostling for position in Australian writer-director Julius Avery's messily propulsive debut feature "Son of a Gun" -- and if none ultimately emerges dominant, the red-blooded tussle between them is never dull to watch. Beginning as tough-minded prison drama, careering into daffily escapist caper territory and concluding somewhere in between, this London Film Festival competition entry casts Ewan McGregor brashly against type as a grizzled master thief mentoring a teenage inmate (Brenton Thwaites) through a high-stakes heist that goes inevitably off-plan. Slicker than it is smart -- notwithstanding some strained chess metaphors -- Avery's film packs only moderate crossover potential, but serves as a neat calling card for bigger-ticket genre assignments. Released earlier this week Down Under, "Gun" has already secured U.S. distribution with A24.
Story | Oct 16, 2014 | 4:29 AM
Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit Thursday, Oct. 16 "Pleading for the Future: A Play": Watch the production based on the Leopold...
Story | Oct 14, 2014
Cory Doctorow’s short story, “Anda’s Game,” was released in 2004, but it’s only become more relevant in the past decade. […]
Story | Oct 9, 2014 | 6:47 AM
NOVOCHEBOKSARSK Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin questioned Garry Kasparov's skills as a politician on Thursday after the former world chess champion described him as the most dangerous man in the world. "He's not made a very good...