| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:05 AM
As far as Hollywood is concerned, summer is in the rearview mirror. Fall movie season arrived Tuesday and will stretch into November when it gives way to holiday films including "Into the Woods" from director Rob Marshall.
As always, dates are subject to...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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This week's TV Movies
Hollywood Scandals The twisted tale of...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:25 AM
An extraordinarily well-sustained one-joke movie, Lenny Abrahamson's "Frank" has no earthly reason to function beyond the 10-minute point. And yet there it is: a functioning, funny, weirdly touching fable of artistic angst and aspiration, a meditation...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
Anyone who raises an eyebrow at Kanye West performing shows in a mask may elevate their entire face at the title character of “Frank.” Played by Michael Fassbender, he spends all of his time wearing a giant, fake head that...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 8:30 AM
For mere mortals, it's hard to watch events like the prime-time Emmys — coming up Aug. 25 — without wondering if it would ever be possible to look as pulled together as the stars. After all, who has the resources of these celebrated women?...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 12:20 PM
"It was the maddest thing I'd ever read," Michael Fassbender says of the screenplay for "Frank, in which an aloof, avant-garde rock singer spends his entire waking life (perhaps his sleeping life, too) encased in a big, cartoonish, papier-mche head.
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Odd, offbeat, somehow endearing, the bleakly comic "Frank" has its own kind of charm as well as some pointed, poignant things to say about the mysterious nature of creativity, where it comes from and where it might all go.
With the ability to be true to...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Modern movie stardom is dependent on many things, but perhaps none more so than well-known, good-looking faces appearing in new films.
So what would make a high-profile actor decide to spend most of a movie wearing a cartoon face that renders him...
| Aug 20, 2014
In Monday's A+E section, a headline incorrectly referred to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal as an Oscar winner. She was a nominee.
The Tribune regrets the error.
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Llewyn Davis, the struggling folk singer at the center of "Inside Llewyn Davis," had a cat that he didn't particularly want. Frank, the struggling avant-garde rocker at the heart of the movie bearing his name, has a giant papier-mache head that he can't...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 10:00 AM
In "The Honorable Woman," an eight-part miniseries airing on SundanceTV, Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Baroness Nessa Stein, a British Israeli heiress whose life is inextricably bound up in one of humanity's most enduring conflicts.
As a child, Nessa...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The Expendables 3
In the moviegoer's hierarchy of needs, a PG-13 "Expendables" is about as essential as a Joel Schumacher remake of "Tokyo Story." Or, to put it in terms more appropriate to its target audience: You need "The Expendables 3"...