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  • The Best Picture Race: Variety Panel Focuses on Directors

    J.C. Chandor ("All Is Lost"), Ryan Coogler ("Fruitvale Station"), Scott Cooper ("Out of the Furnace"), Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave") and John Wells ("August: Osage County") joined in a Focus on Directors panel that Variety sponsored at the Mill...
  • Gene Kelly plays way against type in the 1944 noir 'Christmas Holiday'

    Gene Kelly plays <i>way</i> against type in the 1944 noir 'Christmas Holiday'
    Looking over the Siskel Film Center schedule recently, a little-known film from 1944 called "Christmas Holiday" starring Gene Kelly caught my eye. Hang on. Hang on! Gene Kelly made a Christmas movie? How have I missed this? "It's one of the oddest...
  • 'The Congress' helmer Ari Folman Set To Explore Anne Frank's Diary

    PARIS- On the heels of winning the European Film Award for best animated film with "The Congress," Israeli helmer Ari Folman has unveiled his next project: A family-skewed toon based on Anne Frank's diary. Bringing the Anne Frank diary to all screens...
  • Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months

    Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months
    As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, the theater scene offers its own bountiful fall harvest. From heirlooms to hybrids, homegrown treats to intriguing imports, the list below highlights just a few of the toothsome possibilities on the...
  • The enduring legacy of Anne Frank

    AMSTERDAM -- On the day I visit the Anne Frank House, which is actually the family's hiding place atop Anne's father's business, the wait to get in is as long as three hours. Such is the attraction of this historic site, 53 years after it was opened to...
  • Hundreds of Anne Frank books defaced in Tokyo libraries

    Hundreds of Anne Frank books defaced in Tokyo libraries
    Vandals have been systematically defacing copies of books by and about Anne Frank in public libraries in Tokyo, according to Japanese media reports Friday. More than 250 copies Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" and other books about the Dutch...
  • Review: 'American Horror Story: Coven' casts a wicked spell

    Review: 'American Horror Story: Coven' casts a wicked spell
    Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates. Five of the more promising words on offer to the American television audience, and reason enough for even those put off by the absurd amount of sexual violence, sadistic brutality, extreme gore and downright silliness that...
  • 'The Book Thief'

    'The Book Thief'
    A youngster in World War II-era Germany is the title character in this acclaimed adaptation of Markus Zusak's novel, casting Sophie Nelisse as the girl who shares the books she's stolen with the Jewish refugee (Ben Schnetzer) being sheltered by her foster...
  • In '12 Years a Slave,' Steve McQueen juxtaposes beauty, brutality

    In '12 Years a Slave,' Steve McQueen juxtaposes beauty, brutality
    TELLURIDE, Colo. — Many sequences in Steve McQueen's new movie, "12 Years a Slave" — the true story of a free black man kidnapped in 1841 and sold to Southern plantation owners — were emotionally exhausting to film. But the British...
  • Deanna Durbin dies at 91; wholesome star of Depression-era films

    Deanna Durbin dies at 91; wholesome star of Depression-era films
    Deanna Durbin, the singing starlet with the bubbly personality and the jewel-tone voice whose enormously popular movies were widely credited with saving Universal Pictures from bankruptcy during the Depression, has died. She was 91. Her popularity...
  • Five books: Warming up with a festive high-five

    Five books: Warming up with a festive high-five
    Printers Row Lit Fest announced its lineup earlier this week, and it's led by Judy Blume, the beloved children's book author who has helped several generations endure the agony of adolescence. Blume will receive the Chicago Tribune's Young Adult...
  • Anne Frank: remembering her on her birthday

    Anne Frank was born June 12, 1929, 84 years ago today. During her short 15 years, she kept a diary and wrote there sorting out her emotions, describing her crushes and despair, her desires and dreams. She kept the diary from 1942 to '44, the two years...