| Dec 14, 2012
| 12:32 AM
Steven Spielberg’s historical drama “Lincoln” was nominated for a leading seven Golden Globe Awards, including Best Drama, yesterday morning. Quentin Tarantino’s blood-soaked, 19th century-set revenge picture “Django...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 2:30 PM
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:32 PM
"I have to be careful of what TV shows I choose, particularly ones that have commercials in them, because it's going to be a different kind of television show," says John Hawkes of why he turned down "The Walking Dead's" Governor role....
| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:42 PM
They say all good things must come to an end. With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business. I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools. There are several reasons why I'm switching...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 11:50 PM
Last year when I wasn’t a party of the San Diego Film Critics Society, I cringed when I saw how many awards they gave to 44 Inch Chest, a movie with a great cast, but lame screenplay.
This year as part of the group, I enjoyed the fun as we sent...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 10:38 AM
"Up in the Air" and "The Departed" co-star Vera Farmiga turned director with this deep-thinking drama, inspired by the memoir "This Dark World" by Carolyn S. Briggs (who also co-wrote the screenplay). Farmiga also plays the central character, a woman...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:55 AM
FINAL DESTINATION 5
* * * (B)
Directed by Steven Quale
Starring Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher, Tony Todd, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Arlen Escarpeta, Ellen Wroe, P. J. Byrne, Tony Todd
Warner//Rated R//Horror//92 minutes
| 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 24, 2012
When “The Sessions” co-star William H. Macy came to Chicago in the early 1970s, he briefly worked as a waiter at former Lincoln Park bar Le Pub. He made more money, he says, as a carpenter.
“[I would] build shelves and things like...
| Oct 25, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
For better and for worse, “The Sessions” has “crowd-pleaser” written all over it.
The dramedy, which won the audience award and a special jury prize for ensemble acting at Sundance this year, engineers a small...
| May 4, 2012
| 12:09 AM
It irked me that last year Martha Marcy May Marlene got so much critical praise. It was an uninteresting movie about cults, with two good performances (John Hawkes, Elisabeth Olsen).
This year we get a great film about cults, and I’m guessing...