| Apr 25, 2013
| 11:13 AM
In "Mud," an evocative highlight of the American movie year so far, Matthew McConaughey slips easily into the role of a haunted, lovelorn killer on the lam, hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River along the Arkansas Delta region. Two...
| Apr 13, 2013
A movie on which to float, rather than park your easily expressed opinions, "Upstream Color" is a river conveying a kind of love story involving two lost souls. Comparisons to Terrence Malick and "The Tree of Life," among other Malicks, have abounded ever...
| Dec 15, 2011
Allow me to begin my take on this morning's Golden Globe nominations with a sigh of relief: the extremely shallow, incredibly exploitative assumed Oscar contender "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," one of the worst movies of the year, received zero...
| Dec 19, 2011
CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION 2011 WINNERS
BEST PICTURE(-) The Tree of Life
BEST DIRECTOR(-) Terrence Malick--The Tree of Life
BEST ACTOR(-) Michael Shannon--Take Shelter
BEST ACTRESS(-) Michelle Williams--My Week with Marilyn
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR(-)...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 7:26 AM
The very best movies of the past year went back to the earliest years of cinema for their subject matter, but 100 or so years amount to just a few film frames when you consider that some of the other movies in this 10-best list went back to the dawn of...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Thanks to such movies as "The Help," "The Tree of Life" and "The Debt," actress Jessica Chastain seems to have been everywhere lately.
She's also showcased by this Cannes Film Festival-honored drama about a family unsettled by the behavior of the husband...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:33 PM
The silent was golden Thursday evening at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association with the black-and-white ode to silent film "The Artist" winning best picture, best director for Michel...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 1:49 PM
The Chicago Film Critics Awards returned to the Broadway Playhouse at the Water Tower Jan. 7. This salute to Hollywood's best included Comedy Awards, conceived by Sharee Pemberton who produced the show along with film critic and Chicago Film Critics...
| May 14, 2012
| 7:44 AM
Brigitte Bardot in a bikini on a French Riviera beach in the early 1950s. Quick — name a single photograph in existence that reminds you less of "The Tree of Life," last year's top prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival.
The only movie in...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 1:58 PM
The Academy Award nominations will be announced Jan. 24. So we asked staff who most deserves a nod but will likely be ignored by the Academy.
The dinosaur in"The Tree of Life."It was a tough decision, but he did the right thing.
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:52 AM
The nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards were finally announced.
The nine nominated movies for the best picture of the year are:"The Artist","The Descendants","Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close","The Help", "HUGO", "Midnight in Paris","...