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  • Menachem Golan, Who Headed Cannon Films, Dies at 85

    Menachem Golan, the colorful, free-spending Israeli-born producer and director whose Cannon Films yielded hundreds of productions starring the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris before going bust, died Friday in Israel, according to Haaretz....
  • Bruce Wagner continues his Hollywood topography in 'Maps to the Stars'

    Bruce Wagner continues his Hollywood topography in 'Maps to the Stars'
    He stands in black boots and black coat, phone at his ear, as if conspiring with a distant demon. He beckons in a rooftop cafe and hangs up. The Hollywood Hills, which he has known since childhood, rise tidy and neat; houses shine, pools glimmer. But to...
  • Cannes-Winner 'Winter Sleep' To Represent Turkey at Oscars

    HONG KONG - Turkey has selected Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Award race. The film was the Palme d'Or winner at the Cannes film festival in May. News of the selection was announced on Twitter by...
  • Robert Drew dies at 90; pioneer of documentary filmmaking

    Robert Drew dies at 90; pioneer of documentary filmmaking
    Robert Drew had no experience in filmmaking when he directed the 1960 documentary "Primary" that was radically different from the way TV documentaries were made at the time. Drew's film, about relatively unknown Sen. John F. Kennedy campaigning in...
  • Il Cinema Ritrovato: Cinematic Treasures Lost and Found, Back on the Bigscreen

    A large crowd queues impatiently outside the cinema and, when the doors open, rushes in. In an instant, every available seat is taken. Toward the back of the auditorium, a dispute breaks out between two passholders over who was there first. It's a...
  • Karlovy Vary Fest Director Karel Och on Testing the Audience and Looking Ahead

    It's been four years since Karel Och took over as artistic director of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, during which time the fest's famously youthful audience has multiplied, while the programming has maintained its commitment to new voices and...
  • Biopic, DVD set celebrate actress Grace Kelly

    In her six brief years as a screen actress, Philadelphia's Grace Kelly managed to leave behind a handful of classic movies that still hold up today. Sixty years after she won an Oscar for her turn in "The Country Girl" and 32 years after she was killed...
  • Polish Films Take Spotlight at New Horizons Festival

    New Polish films get their spotlight during Polish Days at the New Horizons Intl. Film Festival. Pics from some of the hottest local helmers will unspool July 30-Aug. 1 for some 150 industry guests, including festival programmers from Berlin and Cannes,...
  • Venice Film Fest Critics' Week Unveils Lineup Of Nine Promising First Works

    ROME -- The Venice Film Festival's 29th Critics' Week has unveiled its lineup of nine first works, including eight world preems, featuring fresh pics from Europe, China, Vietnam, Iran, and Palestine. Just like last year, the U.S. is absent. The...
  • Robert Drew, Documentarian Who Fathered Cinema Verite, Dies at 90

    Robert L. Drew, a documentary filmmaker and the father of American cinéma vérité, died today at his home in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 90. In the early 1960s, Drew and his associates pioneered a kind of filmmaking that's now a staple of the...
  • Documentary 'Maidan' polarizes participants in Ukraine revolution

     Documentary 'Maidan' polarizes participants in Ukraine revolution
    Watching dramas or comedies in the cities where they were shot is a fairly common experience. But it's not often one views a film about a revolution just blocks from where the uprising happened. That surreal situation has been playing out over the...
  • Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Thursday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Lobster Roll Night Bow & Stern Oyster Bar 1371 W. Chicago Ave. 312-988-0644 Head to West Town for a taste of Maine as chef Brian Greene debuts a last-Thursday-of-the-month special featuring poached Maine lobster chunks with lemon aioli, chili,...