| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Film Independent at LACMA's Live Read performances are always special - cold recitations of classic screenplays, the readings are never rehearsed, recorded, or repeated. But Thursday night's live read of the existentialist comedy "Groundhog Day," directed...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding whether to see "Nymphomaniac" now or wait for the edited version on cable.
The Skinny: Caught Sunday's "The Walking Dead" last night where the Lizzie character got Fredo'd. Godfather fans will get the reference. Tough...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:32 PM
The Great Budapest Hotel * * */12
Después de entregar inteligentes comedias como Moonrise Kingdom y Fantastic Mr. Fox, el cineasta Wes Anderson regresa con The Grand Budapest Hotel, delirante farsa que cuenta con un elenco de lujo.
Al comienzo de...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Wes Anderson came to Chicago at the beginning of the month to promote his new film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel." He arrived by train, stopping on his way from Los Angeles to New York, where he lives. He even had his own private train car. Now, you might...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
True to its name, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" has made a spectacular showing in the specialty box office, breaking the record for the highest-grossing limited live action debut of all time.
With a $800,000 weekend bow, Wes Anderson's eighth feature film...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Bill Murray talked to Charlie Rose for the full hour of Rose's PBS program this week. Like most interviews with the great Murray, it was full of great, candid insight and this time, Rose even got Murray to reveal what he was planning to say for his...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Today’s Movie Quote Quiz features two themes, one very topical film and several random movie quotes. It has two movies from the 1930s, so I hope some oldtimers join in, although I know plenty of younger people have seen these,......
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Wes Anderson sweats the details. All of them, all the time, to an extent that can be maddening. But not in "The Grand Budapest Hotel," where the writer-director's familiar style blends with a group of unexpected factors to create a magnificently...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:54 AM
One of the chief pleasures of watching a Wes Anderson movie is being immersed in the idiosyncratic, slightly off-kilter worlds he creates. The director's latest effort, "The Grand Budapest Hotel, whisks the audience to a fictional country in pre-World War...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Berlin's 2014 European Film Market saw a late sales rally, one record claimed, a few hot sellers and even some surprises. But as one distributor put it, there were "not enough good screenplays nor good directors nor buyers."
"It's not just that this...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
How do you get to the Grand Budapest Hotel? To be sure you will not find it on Trip Advisor, or on any maps of the region. Ditto the kingdom of Zubrowka, within whose borders it purportedly lies. But if you first travel to that beleaguered republic of...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Earnest and well-intentioned but ultimately inert, "The Monuments Men" talks a better game than it can deliver. Inspired by true tales of World War II derring-do, it can't decide what kind of a film it wants to be and so ends up failing across a fairly...