Column | Mar 2, 2014
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Blog | Apr 3, 2009 | 4:24 PMby John McCormick White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was the target of attempted extortion by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, according to a source and a federal indictment filed Thursday alleging a state grant for a Portage Park neighborhood...
Column | Dec 30, 2011
In "Sullivan's Travels," an ambitious, conscience-stricken member of Hollywood's leisure class decides he has had it with fluff. He can't stomach making another movie of zero social significance, a movie with a title like "Ants in Your Pants of 1939"...
Column | Jun 1, 2013
One of the best films I saw at Cannes earlier this month lasts all of 21 minutes and was shot last summer in Chicago by an Iranian writer-director of quiet but enormous talent. Anahita Ghazvinizadeh's "Needle" concerns a 6th-grader, played by Florence...
Column | Dec 3, 2012 | 2:52 PM