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  • 'Qwerty' review: Angriest rom-com ever?

    'Qwerty' review: Angriest rom-com ever?
    *1/2 (out of four) To each their own and all, but the Chicago-made romantic comedy “Qwerty” possesses a pretty warped perception of behavior that could be regarded as charming. When Scrabble devotee Zoe (Dana Pupkin) calls her boyfriend...
  • Bozo's Circus on WGN-TV

    Bozo's Circus on WGN-TV
    The debut of "Bozo's Circus" on WGN-TV in Chicago on this date signaled the beginning of an enduring city-clown alliance. Bozo is not the only clown to come out of Chicago, but he is surely the most affecting. Technically speaking, however, he is not a...
  • 10 things you might not know about Oprah Winfrey

    10 things you might not know about Oprah Winfrey
    Oprah Winfrey is all over the news. She's got a deal with HBO, she has revealed that her weight has ballooned to 200 pounds, and she plans to broadcast from the Opera House at the Kennedy Center before Barack Obama's inauguration. So what things could...
  • John Hughes dies at 59; writer-director of '80s teen films

    John Hughes dies at 59; writer-director of '80s teen films
    John Hughes, the influential writer-director who captured the humor and angst of the teen experience, 1980s style, in hit movies such as "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," died Thursday. He was 59. Hughes, who...
  • Charles Teitel dies at 93; theater operator fought censors as he brought foreign art films to Chicago

    Charles Teitel, who operated one of the first foreign art houses in Chicago, screening such seminal films as "The Bicycle Thief" and "Z" as well as movies that city censors tried to ban for racy content, died of congestive heart failure April 4 at his...
  • April 21, 2009

    Greg Adamski, Adamski & Conti 312-332-7800 www.adamskiandconti.com *******************************************   Ginger Zee, NBC5 NOT A HEMLINE, A "HEMP-LINE" Exotic, Eco-Luxe Fashions and TV Star Will Headline Special Tea Event WHAT:...
  • 'Azur & Asmar' stars the voices of Steven Kyman, Nigel Pilkington

    Is it too early to announce the most beautiful film of 2009? Two days into the new year, it's hard to imagine a more transporting cinematic experience coming our way than "Azur & Asmar," an animated feature from the French writer-director Michel Ocelot....
  • 'House of the Sleeping Beauties' stars Vadim Glowna

    The death-shrouded 1961 short story by Yasunari Kawabata, Japan's first Nobel Prize winner for literature, has been filmed twice before, and despite a culturally specific milieu it's conceivable a filmmaker could relocate the tale to a new setting and get...
  • 'Stranded': Catastrophe turned sacrilege into sacrament (3 1/2 stars!)

    "Remember this wind? It's talking to us." So says one of the survivors of the infamous 1972 Andes plane crash, squinting into the sun at the remote site of what became known, crudely, as "the cannibalism story." "Stranded" is remarkable documentary...
  • 'Killer Poet: The Double Life of Norman Porter' (3 1/2 stars!)

    "Killer Poet" is so strong, so evenhanded in its examination of the life of Norman Porter (a.k.a. Jacob A. Jameson) that a viewer will see no need for this documentary ever to inspire a feature film. The facts are wildly cinematic: By 19, in 1960,...
  • 'Ballerina' --3 stars

    Dance aficionados will be sent over the moon by this compelling documentary from director Bertrand Norman, chronicling what it takes to be a prima ballerina in the Mariinski Theatre, better known as the Kirov. It's no small thing that Norman actually...
  • New show thumbs its nose at quality criticism

    This weekend, when Roger Ebert severs ties with the nationally syndicated movie review show that had been his broadcast pulpit for most of its 33 years, when jumpy Richard Roeper (who replaced lanky Gene Siskel in 2000) bids adieu to the sacred cultural...