| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Opening Oct. 10 with a title yet to be announced, the 49th Chicago International Film Festival features a laundry list of proven festival favorites, including Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," starring Bruce Dern; the Coen brothers' latest, "Inside Llewyn...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Fox Searchlight has dated Wes Anderson's next ensemble film "The Grand Budapest Hotel," starring Ralph Fiennes, for March 7, 2014.
The studio, which will release the first trailer for the film, revealed the poster on Monday.
"Grand Budapest Hotel,"...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
With "Gravity" still floating atop the box office, "Captain Phillips" may find itself adrift this weekend.
The 3-D space drama starring Sandra Bullock got off to a great start last weekend and has even attracted moviegoers to the multiplex mid-week,...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke's "Unknown Pleasures," "The World" and "24 City" have been celebrated by critics and on the international festival circuit, but his work has yet to break through with a wider audience in America. That might change with his...
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"ALL IS LOST, but then all is not lost if one can have Robert Redford kneeling down at their feet talking about his new movie," said my writer/director friend Linda Yellen, at the recent opening of Redford's new movie "All Is Lost" at Lincoln Center.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:19 PM
NEW YORK — Since it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last May, "Nebraska" has had a strange ride. The Alexander Payne father-son road-trip dramedy was greeted on the Croisette with an enthusiastic public screening but some mixed reviews....
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:26 AM
There are all kinds of film festivals and almost every one hands out some sort of award.
But even with virtually every major city on the planet now hosting a trophy-dispensing movie gathering, there's still just one honor that truly matters: the People'...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Patrice Chereau, the French director of opera, theater and films such as "Queen Margot" and "Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train," died Monday in Paris of lung cancer. He was 68.
A screenwriter and actor as well, Chereau was director of the Theatre...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:25 AM
A record 76 movies will vie for the 2014 foreign-language Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday, and the race looks to be wide open. Yet even as the narrowing-down to five final nominees has barely begun, the seemingly...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:27 AM
This column is not about the 49th Chicago International Film Festival. We'll be writing about that Sunday, and then again next week, closer to Thursday's opening night.
But here's an interesting fact regarding this year's festival: Not a single...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” won't be finished in time for this year's AFI Fest 2013, but programmers at the festival have added the world premiere of “Out of the Furnace” to this fall's gathering.
The festival also...