| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:12 PM
"Inside Llewyn Davis" takes place in 1961 in the Greenwich Village acoustic folk scene as it approaches a musical nervous breakdown. The movie opens commercially Dec. 20. But Chicago area fans of the Coen brothers don't have to wait that long. They can...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:19 PM
NEW YORK — Since it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last May, "Nebraska" has had a strange ride. The Alexander Payne father-son road-trip dramedy was greeted on the Croisette with an enthusiastic public screening but some mixed reviews....
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:25 AM
A record 76 movies will vie for the 2014 foreign-language Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday, and the race looks to be wide open. Yet even as the narrowing-down to five final nominees has barely begun, the seemingly...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:27 AM
This column is not about the 49th Chicago International Film Festival. We'll be writing about that Sunday, and then again next week, closer to Thursday's opening night.
But here's an interesting fact regarding this year's festival: Not a single...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” won't be finished in time for this year's AFI Fest 2013, but programmers at the festival have added the world premiere of “Out of the Furnace” to this fall's gathering.
The festival also...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 7:44 PM
One of the most anticipated movies of 2013 won’t come out until 2014.
“Foxcatcher,” Bennett Miller’s fact-based story of wrestling and murder starring Steve Carell, is being delayed until next year to allow Miller to finish the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:54 AM
With director and co-writer James Gray in attendance, the period drama “The Immigrant” will open the 49th Chicago International Film Festival Oct. 10 at the Chicago Theatre. It’s the centerpiece of a gala to be dedicated to the late...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The annual French film series presented by McDaniel College and the college's foreign languages department continues Thursday, Sept. 19, with "Amour."
A discussion led by Diane Martin, academic director of McDaniel's master's degree program in...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Opening Oct. 10 with a title yet to be announced, the 49th Chicago International Film Festival features a laundry list of proven festival favorites, including Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," starring Bruce Dern; the Coen brothers' latest, "Inside Llewyn...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:26 AM
There are all kinds of film festivals and almost every one hands out some sort of award.
But even with virtually every major city on the planet now hosting a trophy-dispensing movie gathering, there's still just one honor that truly matters: the People'...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Cellphone use at movie theaters is a modern etiquette dilemma that inspires heated debates and occasional popcorn throwing.
But a blogger's call to 911 during a Toronto International Film Festival screening Monday has kicked the issue up a level.