| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
LONDON -- Highly-regarded production executive Liza Marshall is to step down as head of Ridley Scott's London-based TV and film production arm Scott Free UK, she confirmed to Variety Friday.
Marshall is considering a number of options within the U.K....
| May 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Director: Ivan Kavanagh
Production company: Park Films
Cast: Rupert Evans, Antonia Campbell Hughes, Hannah Hoekstra
Logline: Thriller that relates the sinister history of a home where a murder had taken place at the turn of the century.
| May 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Last year, Ireland announced that it was upping the ante in the global contest for international film and TV shoots by increasing its tax incentive to 32% beginning next year. But production incentives alone do not a film industry make, as Irish Film...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Saoirse Ronan is starring in romance-drama "Brooklyn" with shooting starting in Ireland opposite Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters.
John Crowley ("Intermission") directs from Nick Hornby's adaptation of Colm Toibin's novel....
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Renata Adler's first novel, "Speedboat," published in 1976, is that kind of book. The kind you buy multiple copies of to push on friends, the kind you dog-ear and mark up until it could line a hamster cage. A talisman, a weapon, a touchstone. For me, this...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:15 PM
I'm usually reading four or five books at a time. At the moment, I'm in the middle of Husain Haddawy's enchanting translation of “The Arabian Nights” (forget Cervantes and Sterne — this is where postmodernism begins); Jean-Luc Marion's...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Like modern fantasy authors from Lewis Carroll, George MacDonald and C. S. Lewis to Gene Wolfe and John Crowley, Neil Gaiman writes about the worlds on the edges of this one -- just off the map, a bit to the left, inaccessible without the right mirror...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:09 PM
UPDATE: This review originally ran Sept. 2013; the production has been remounted through Aug. 31 at the Greenhouse Theater.
Musical biographies are as common in Chicago as family fiddlers on Highway 76 in Branson, Mo., what with the likes of...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:35 AM
"Closed Circuit," starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall as a pair of sleek English defense attorneys who make those Old Bailey wigs look positively haute, opens with security-camera screens, first four, then eight, then 12, then 15, dispassionately...
| Apr 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sneaks list: In the...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Opening a week after Bradley Manning's sentencing in the U.S., where significant portions of the case were held in secret to protect national security, British courtroom thriller "Closed Circuit" challenges the validity of policies that shield key...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:15 PM
"Closed Circuit" is a crisply enjoyable, professionally executed paranoid thriller of the "everyone is out to get us" variety. In an earlier, simpler day, its plotting would have been dismissed as far-fetched, but that was then and this is now....