| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
"The Great Folk Scare" is how the late singer-songwriter Dave Van Ronk jokingly referred to the 1960s American folk music revival. But there was nothing to fear Sept. 29 at Manhattan's Town Hall, where a who's-who of folkies past and present gathered to...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:30 PM
CBS Films has released a new trailer for the upcoming Coen brothers film, "Inside Llewyn Davis."
Oscar Isaac stars in the story of an aspiring folk musician in 1960s Greenwich Village. Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:12 PM
"Inside Llewyn Davis" takes place in 1961 in the Greenwich Village acoustic folk scene as it approaches a musical nervous breakdown. The movie opens commercially Dec. 20. But Chicago area fans of the Coen brothers don't have to wait that long. They can...
| May 16, 2013
| 9:49 AM
CANNES, France — The class envy raging through F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” helps to explain why teenage readers, usually assigned the book in school, fall under its spell. So sad about that doomed love, the kids sigh....
| May 15, 2013
| 9:40 AM
I mean, look, said Baz Luhrmann, the cinematically manic auteur behind the new edition of “The Great Gatsby.” Who cares if his movie about obscene wealth and romantic illusions got mixed reviews in the U.S.? F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:18 AM
CANNES, France — Whatever its commercial fortunes when it opens in the U.S. this December, "Inside Llewyn Davis" already has won the acclaim sought so ardently by the fictional folk singer of its title, the latest charismatic loser in a long,...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Baz Luhrmann's big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel "The Great Gatsby" isn't set to hit theaters until May 10, but long before the first flapper has flapped, it's become one of the most name-checked, on-trend, fashion-influencing...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The Great Gatsby
Warner Bros., $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99/$49.95
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
There's something not quite right with Baz Luhrmann's glittery adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, though the problem isn't in Luhrmann's...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Even if it's true, let's forget the "great American novel" business regarding "The Great Gatsby" for a minute. What makes F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, published in the spring of 1925 but set three years earlier, such a haunted portrait of a time, a...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Remarkable how two words, scribbled nearly a century ago about a 16-year-old Lake Forest debutante, can evoke a whole country, its hypocrisies and promises, its aspirations and crushing realities.
Last week, the University of South Carolina posted...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
To judge by some of the reviews of the new film adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," you'd think Australian director Baz Luhrmann would be facing extradition for his crime against an American classic.
But I have a message for all those self-appointed...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 9:23 AM
It's only fitting: F. Scott Fitzgerald lived in the south of France, and now his most famous character, Gatsby, is heading there.
Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, festival organizers announced...