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  • 85th Academy Award nominations favor Spielberg, highlight “Beasts”

     
    Spielberg, Day-Lewis, Washington … Quvenzhané? The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards, which were announced Thursday morning in Hollywood, contained some longtime favorites, as well as some surprising newcomers. Director Steven Spielberg's...
  • 12 things I learned from watching the Golden Globes

     
    Here are a few things I learned from watching last night's Golden Globes ceremony (many of them were things I didn't know that I didn't know, which is always a bonus): 1) Jodie Foster is retiring! UPDATE: She's not retiring 2) Jodie Foster had...
  • In 'Argo,' Ben Affleck trades Boston crime for Tehran troubles

    It's no secret that Massachusetts native Ben Affleck loves Boston. After all, "Good Will Hunting" — the film that put him and Matt Damon on the Hollywood map — was set there, as were his first two directorial efforts, "Gone Baby Gone" and "The...
  • 'Argo' review: Deserves Oscar nominations, not wins

    'Argo' review: Deserves Oscar nominations, not wins
    *** (out of four) It’s not easy to make a reality-based, political, action-comedy that stretches from Tinseltown to Tehran and covers everything from Hollywood satire to public hangings. In his first directorial effort not set in Boston, Ben...
  • Ben Affleck's mission accomplished in 'Argo' ★★★ 1/2

    Ben Affleck's mission accomplished in 'Argo' ★★★ 1/2
    The propulsive hostage thriller "Argo," the third feature directed by Ben Affleck, just plain works. It's heartening to encounter a film, based on fact but happy to include all sorts of exciting fictions to amp up the suspense, whose entertainment...
  • "Argo" y "Taken 2"

    "Argo" y "Taken 2"
    Argo * * * Ben Affleck carga fama de ser un actor que trabaja en películas malas, pero lo cierto es que el artista posee gran talento como actor y como director. La prueba contundente es Argo, drama político dirigido y protagonizado por Affleck que...
  • Argo

    Argo
    This is one of the best movies of the year, but it’s also a flawed film. There comes a point where all the cutesy stuff they do, and the “Arrr, go f*** yourself!” joke gets tired. That being said…I was on the edge of my seat the...
  • Star-studded opening night at Chicago film festival

    Star-studded opening night at Chicago film festival
    The 48th annual Chicago International Film Festival is underway.  175 films from 50 countries will be shown between now and October 25th.  On Thursday night, it all kicked off with a star-studded opening night at the Harris Theater. Celebrities like...
  • Reel Critics: 'Argo' holds audience hostage

    Reel Critics: 'Argo' holds audience hostage
    It's a mark of great film-making when the retelling of history, with a known outcome, seizes us with suspense. Such is the case with "Argo," which had my heart racing within the first five minutes thanks to Ben Affleck's smart direction. It opens with...
  • Stars shine at film fest

    Stars shine at film fest
    For the 48th Chicago International Film Festival's opening night Oct. 11, attendees were treated to a star-filled red carpet at the Harris Theater that included Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Jon Bon Jovi. Academy Award-winning producer Tom...
  • For film fest, is 'good enough' good enough?

    For film fest, is 'good enough' good enough?
    Is the Chicago International Film Festival good, good enough or not quite that? This is the question. This is the question to be asked of any festival, every perennial cultural mainstay in every city. It's the way to keep us all honest, whatever dog we...
  • Toronto Film Festival: Five trailers to get you in the mood

    Toronto Film Festival: Five trailers to get you in the mood
    Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival this morning announced some of their key selections for the Sept. 6-16 event. Here's a look at five trailers to get you in the mood for the fest. "Argo": Ben Affleck is back behind the camera,...