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  • 'The Debt': Getting in a little over its head?

    'The Debt': Getting in a little over its head?
    Even though World War II ended in 1945, it has never ended at the movies. Based on a 2007 Israeli film, "The Debt" is a new English-language film about the decades-long hunt for a Nazi doctor who conducted horrible procedures at a concentration camp. The...
  • Highland Park, Deerfield entertainment calendar: April 7

    Highland Park, Deerfield entertainment calendar: April 7
    Fun things to do in Highland Park and Deerfield from April 11 to April 16. Rocker at Vibe Musician Louie Zagoras knows a thing or two about rock and roll. The singer/guitarist toured the country in the '90s, opening for acts like Sheryl Crow and The...
  • 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

    'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'
    Several terrific British acting veterans - including Judi Dench, who was guided to her "Shakespeare in Love" Oscar by this film's director, John Madden - star in this engaging tale of several retirees who invest their money in a site in India, where...
  • 'The Debt' is most under-appreciated film of 2011 (Part 2)

     
    "The Debt," starring Jessica Chastain and Sam Worthington, was voted the most under-appreciated movie of 2011...
  • Judi Dench in 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel': Betsy Sharkey's pick

     
    “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”: British actress Judi Dench rarely makes a wrong move with any role she's given, and the same is true here, writes Los Angeles Times film critic Betsy Sharkey....
  • VOD Spotlight: Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain team to collect on “The Debt”

     
    In the dramatic thriller The Debt, Oscar winner Helen Mirren plays Rachel Singer, a former Mossad agent who discovers that a notorious Nazi war criminal she had helped hunt down and kill 30 years earlier may still be alive. Needing to know the truth,...
  • Toronto Film Festival lineup loaded with Oscar hopefuls

     
    The 35th annual edition of the Toronto Film Festival is scheduled to include the world and North American premieres of a slew of awards contenders. This year's festival is to kick off on Sept. 9 and run for 11 days. Among the 50 titles announced Tuesday...
  • Disney pulls two Miramax films from release due to pending sale

     
    Walt Disney Studios has told the producers of its Miramax movies "The Debt" and "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" that it won't be releasing the films because of the pending sale of the specialty division. The two pictures are......
  • Have the film gods put a curse on 'Shakespeare in Love's' John Madden?

     
    I'm sure John Madden was just as surprised as the rest of us when after spending nearly two decades as a TV director in England he catapulted to Hollywood fame and fortune in 1998 with "Shakespeare in Love," which won......
  • New Miramax will look to acquire completed movies and other libraries

     
    Under its new chief executive Michael Lang, Miramax Films will initially seek to acquire completed films and eventually buy movie libraries. In an interview Thursday soon after he was officially named CEO of the specialty film studio, Lang said that......
  • A cold winter in Lookingglass 'Ethan Frome' but not much blood running through the snow

     
    THEATER REVIEW: "Ethan Frome" ★★½ Through April 17 at the Lookingglass Theatre in Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave.; Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes; Tickets: $20-$62 at 312-337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org Like the hapless...
  • Movie Review: The Debt

     
    “The Debt” is the first movie in which Hollywood “It” actor Sam Worthington gets around to showing us what all the fuss was about, pre-”Terminator,” pre-”Avatar” and pre-”Clash of the Titans.” As...