| Jul 12, 2013
It took the cringe-humor masterpiece of HBO's long-running "Curb Your Enthusiasm" to finally give Chicago-style improv a measure of TV legitimacy. The easygoing yin to Larry David's irascible yang, Second City alum Jeff Garlin carries that same approach...
| Jul 19, 2013
The Imperial County Film Commission announced that the feature film “Little Birds” will open the third annual Imperial Valley Film Festival and Artist Showcase in the beginning of August.
“Little Birds,” which is rated “R&...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:08 PM
A white-trash ensemble drama with a nasty comic bite, "Killer Joe" was playwright Tracy Letts' first stage effort, premiering in Chicago in 1993.
Having already been adapted for the big screen in 2011 by director William Friedkin -- and starring Matthew...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Not only does Antonia Crane know her way around a movie set, she also knows her way around a stripper pole. As someone with experience as an exotic dancer, Crane served as an expert consultant for Film Arcade's "Afternoon Delight," which stars Kathryn...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:30 AM
"Tim's Vermeer," helmed by Teller of illusionist-comedians Penn & Teller and a recent Sony Pictures Classics acquisition, is one of 14 documentary features world-preeming this September at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Toronto will also see...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:41 AM
It’s probably going to be too hot this weekend to go to Cousin Mikey’s annual backyard carne asada party, so your best alternative for entertainment — a great alternative, in fact — is the World’s Hottest Film Festival....
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The cast and filmmakers behind Animus Films and Radius-TWC's "Lovelace" packed Hollywood's Egyptian Theater Aug. 5 to pull the covers off the real story of Linda Susan Boreman aka "Deep Throat's" Linda Lovelace.
Despite the success of the pornographic...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:31 PM
In 1972, a cheap ($25,000) hardcore porn film named “Deep Throat” became all the rage among the sort of middle-class New Yorkers who previously would not have been caught dead at a porn theater. When the New York Times wrote about the...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 1:32 PM
“Maleficent” star Angelina Jolie arrived at D23 on Saturday morning, and like the evil sorceress she's playing in the live-action […]...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Sundance darling "Afternoon Delight," comedian Jill Soloway's directorial debut, screened at ArcLight Cinemas in Los Angeles Aug. 19, and though attendees were well-dressed, the talk was all about talking off clothes.
Kathryn Hahn stars as a middle-...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Jill Soloway bought longtime friend and fellow Chicagoan Jane Lynch a lap dance when they were in Las Vegas years ago for Jill's mom's wedding.
Lynch, now a star on the Fox show "Glee," deemed the experience "very embarrassing" but said she loved...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:45 AM
The worst thing about “Afternoon Delight,” Jill Soloway's feature directorial debut, is its title: Does anyone want, or need, to be reminded of the Starland Vocal Band's one-shot 1976 hit?
Once you get past that easily surmountable bump,...