| Oct 14, 2011
| 10:39 AM
The stars were out in force for the opening night of the 47th Chicago International Film Festival. The evening began with the premiere of "The Last Rites of Joe May" at the Harris Theatre at Millennium Park.
Chicago connections were prominent with...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 1:45 PM
Classic crooner Tony Bennett stirred it up last week with some controversial comments concerning possible U.S. "blame" in the downing of the Twin Towers in New York. But I've "over-Snerd" from people close to the "I Left My Heart In San...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 3:30 PM
In his easygoing, candid and altogether charming autobiography, or, as he calls it, "Life Itself: A Memoir," Roger Ebert fails to mention me: The nights he and I had many drinks on the porch of his house on Dickens Street and elsewhere, the favorable in-...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 1:18 PM
The 47th Chicago International Film Festival's Summer Gala honored Martin Sheen, who was accompanied by his son writer/director/actor Emilio Estevez, with its Career Achievement Award last weekend. Over 400 people turned out to applaud Sheen. As he...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 3:32 PM
The Chicago International Film Festival’s annual Summer Gala has presented its career achievement award, the Silver Hugo, to some of the biggest names in Hollywood — including Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster and Nicolas Cage...