| Oct 12, 2012
| 6:53 AM
WGN Morning News producer Jeff Hoover's dream comes true when he impersonates Christopher Walken, for Christopher Walken. Find out what the actor thinks!
| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:14 PM
If it's easy to curse Quentin Tarantino for all the bad-to-awful imitations he's inspired, then it's only fair to grant him a degree of absolution for the occasional good-to-brilliant imitation. Case in point: Martin McDonagh's hilarious new "Seven...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Last year’s Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival opened with a gamble: a little-known French film with no box-office stars that was not only shot in black-and-white, but came with another layer of anachronistic provocation. It was a silent...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:28 PM
It's a mark of great film-making when the retelling of history, with a known outcome, seizes us with suspense. Such is the case with "Argo," which had my heart racing within the first five minutes thanks to Ben Affleck's smart direction.
It opens with...
| Oct 21, 2012
For the 48th Chicago International Film Festival's opening night Oct. 11, attendees were treated to a star-filled red carpet at the Harris Theater that included Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Jon Bon Jovi. Academy Award-winning producer Tom...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Countdown to Halloween: five days.
I don't like wearing costumes, I'm not into haunted houses, candy corn is too sweet, and I prefer pumpkin pie to pumpkin carvings.
But I do like horror movies — just not the kind with umpteen sequels. I saw...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 8:26 AM
Is the Chicago International Film Festival good, good enough or not quite that?
This is the question. This is the question to be asked of any festival, every perennial cultural mainstay in every city. It's the way to keep us all honest, whatever dog we...
| Nov 1, 2012
Halfway through Jake Shimabukuro's new album, "Grand Ukulele," Alan Parsons' uninflected monotone breaks in to paraphrase the immortal words of actor Christopher Walken: "My name is Alan Parsons. I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more...
| May 9, 2012
| 11:03 PM
Two of my favorite movies of the year are playing right now at the Hillcrest Landmark. One of those is Sound of my Voice. The other is this crime drama that reminds me of a Coen Brothers film like Blood Simple or No Country for Old Men – except that...
| Jun 21, 2012
** (out of four)
I'm no dating expert, but testicular cancer does not seem like a very promising first-date conversation topic.
Not that awkward, overweight Abe (Jordan Gelber of “Boardwalk Empire”) and mopey Miranda (Selma Blair) have any...
| Jun 24, 2012
Blythe Danner feels right at home on stage in the Berkshire hills.
After a 12-year absence, the actress is returning to the Williamstown Theatre Festival that shaped her early career nearly 40 years ago and where she continued to return over the decades....