| Jan 31, 2013
| 8:15 AM
A writer must eat, which is why most playwrights eventually try their hands at screenwriting. "Stand Up Guys," starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin, comes from the stage-trained Noah Haidle, whose story premise sounds like a sure (if...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:47 PM
At times it felt like an exit interview — the ultimate exit interview.
The details are still so surreal that when I tell people who was there, the words sound as though someone else had dreamed them: Al Pacino walked into the room. Then...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Cold-blooded linebackers will knock down “Warm Bodies” at the box office this weekend, as the Super Bowl is expected to be a much bigger draw than the new zombie movie.
Super Bowl weekend is traditionally one of the slowest of the year at the...
| Feb 7, 2013
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For anyone who struggles to focus their attention on a movie—that should include all 23 people who saw Al Pacino in last week's embarrassing “Stand Up Guys”—“Side Effects” is just what the doctor...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Lily Rabe, who has earned acclaim for her New York stage performances and whose Hollywood cachet has risen thanks to the popularity of the FX series "American Horror Story," will star in a new adaptation of August Strindberg's "Miss Julie" at the Geffen...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:51 AM
If you see a Ferrari, Porsche or Maserati speeding down I-95, chances are it came from Steven Kessler's dealership.
Kessler, who owned an exotic car dealership in New York City, recently opened a showroom in North Miami Beach.
Over the years, he's...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 11:04 AM
The Broadway season has not been kind to David Mamet. The playwright has seen his new drama "The Anarchist" close after less than a month while a highly touted revival of "Glengarry Glen Ross," starring Al Pacino, has earned unenthusiastic reviews....
| Dec 10, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Twenty years ago, Al Pacino starred in the movie version of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross," receiving an Oscar nomination for his performance as Ricky Roma, one of a group of shady real-estate agents whose directive from management is to "always be...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 7:17 AM
What do David Mamet and Kathie Lee Gifford have in common? Both have flops on Broadway this season.
Mamet's new play "The Anarchist," which just opened on Sunday at the John Golden Theatre in New York, announced late Tuesday that it will close on Dec....
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Critic's Notebook: The dramatist who used to regularly scorch the stage with complex stories has let his anti-P.C. rage blunt his work.
What in the world has happened to David Mamet? The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Glengarry Glen Ross," a modern...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 5:31 AM
The 48th annual Chicago International Film Festival is underway.
175 films from 50 countries will be shown between now and October 25th.
On Thursday night, it all kicked off with a star-studded opening night at the Harris Theater. Celebrities like...
| 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...