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Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...
VarietyBERLIN The Berlinale's Culinary Cinema sidebar unveiled its showcase of cuisine-inspired pics on Monday, among them Hal Ashby's classic Hollywood comedy "Being There," starring Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine, and Stefano Sardo's Italian doc "Slow...
Season 2 of HBO's "Enlightened" finds Laura Dern as fortysomething executive Amy Jellicoe conspiring with an egotistical Los Angeles Times muckraker (Dermot Mulroney) to bring down her corporate overlords. Well-meaning but hopelessly naive — "I'm...
What are the three most important films for American voters to watch as we prepare for Election Day in November? Is your choice "The Great McGinty"? That's an almost ancient but wickedly clever Preston Sturges film about a drunken bum picked out of the...
The Big PictureLarry Karaszewski has a day job that keeps him busy, having written (with his writing partner Scott Alexander) a host of movie delights, including "Ed Wood" and "The People vs. Larry Flynt," as well as the upcoming "Percy Jackson and......
The Big PictureThere’s a lot to admire in J.J. Abrams’ new film, “Super 8,” starting with the spirited relationship between Joe (Joel Courtney) and Charles (Riley Griffiths), the teen filmmaking buddies whose interactions illustrate the emotional...
Show TrackerClick here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 27 - Oct. 3 in PDF format This week's TV Movies LIFE OR DEATH: Pete (Tim Daly, left) rushes Violet (Amy Brenneman) to the hospital where Addison (Kate Walsh)......
Show TrackerClick here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 25 - 31 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SAVE THE WHALES: Stan leads Cartman (pictured) and the gang on a crusade to save dolphins and whales in......
The Big PictureWhen I read the obituaries earlier this week paying tribute to Dede Allen, who died Saturday at 86 after pretty much revolutionizing the art of film editing, I got to wondering -- how many Oscars did she win in her......
Show TrackerClick here to download TV listings for the week of June 27 - July 3 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here UNQUENCHABLE: Failed efforts to bring fresh drinking water to African......
The Big PictureWhen I was having breakfast with Jay Roach Thursday morning, I couldn't have opened the interview with a dumber question. Having seen his new film, "Dinner for Schmucks," which stars Steve Carell and Paul Rudd as the ultimate kind of......
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