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Michael Shannon

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  • 'Boardwalk Empire': Julia weds Richard; Chalky vows to kill Narcisse

    'Boardwalk Empire': Julia weds Richard; Chalky vows to kill Narcisse
    Knowing that a married woman is more likely than a bachelorette to win a child custody case, Julia Sagorsky (Wrenn Schmidt) proposes to Richard Harrow (Jack Huston) in “Marriage and Hunting,” Episode 45 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.&...
  • 2013 Equity Jeff Awards: 'Good People' and 'Sunday' are big winners

    2013 Equity Jeff Awards:  'Good People' and 'Sunday' are big winners
    The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Broadway drama "Good People," and its lead actress, Mariann Mayberry, emerged triumphant at the Joseph Jefferson Awards held at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace on Monday...
  • Stars Strive to Shine Just Right in Awards Season Spotlight

    So is Robert Redford really a "fun guy"? And does Joseph Gordon-Levitt truly project "a mellow, laid-back vibe?" I pondered these earth-shaking questions as I read recent examples of that dubious literary genre, the "celebrity interview," wherein...
  • William Petersen, Michael Shannon Among Thesps Making Return to Chicago Stages

    Can't go home again? That old adage apparently doesn't apply to actors who started in Chicago theater before going on to Hollywood success. In the past six months alone, Windy City auds have seen the return of an impressive ensemble of well-known big- and...
  • Cable vs. Broadcast TV: Learning to Love the Low End of the Dial

    I've recently rekindled a strained professional relationship: I'm watching scripted series on the Big Four networks again. This development surprises no one more than me, since I had admittedly become a cable and pay TV snob. Like so many others in the...
  • TV Networks' Pilot Spending Reflects Cable Competition

    On paper, it appears that each of the Big Four networks is on track to shoot about 40 to 50 pilots for the 2014-15 development cycle -- numbers that are, of course preposterous. For the past decade, the major broadcast nets have produced 20-25 pilots...
  • On Demand DVD New Releases Nov. 11-17

     
    On Demand DVD New Releases Nov. 11-17 Superman may be the headliner for this week's releases, but a number of smaller films are making their debuts and are worth checking out. This might be a good opportunity to catch a foreign film or a documentary, too....
  • ‘Man of Steel’ Blu-ray: Watch live fan event, exclusive clip

     
    “Man of Steel” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, and Warner Bros. is ramping up the hype with a live […]...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Season Finale Delivers Pain - And Plenty of Surprises

    After what felt like a slow start, "Boardwalk Empire" delivered one hell of a finishing kick -- juggling a half-dozen plots, while paying off only a few of them. Yet if some of those unresolved story lines will nag at fans who craved greater closure --...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads Spirit Nominations with 7; 'Nebraska' Takes 6

    High-profile studios pics mingled with small-scale indies as Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" led nominations for the 29th Independent Spirit Awards with seven followed by Paramount Vantage's "Nebraska" with six. In a year chock full of worth films,...
  • Sundance Unveils 2014 Premieres, Documentary Premieres

    An unusually strong international flavor pervades the Sundance Film Festival's Premieres slate, with new pictures from British helmer Michael Winterbottom, Irish directors Lenny Abrahamson and John Michael McDonagh, Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn, Welsh-...
  • Festival building a culture of ideas-- quickly

    Festival building a culture of ideas-- quickly
    Of the many ideas at Chicago Ideas Week, the biggest one to catch on may be Chicago Ideas Week itself. We've reached Year Three of this annual festival of discussions, demonstrations and interactive experiences, and what recently seemed new now feels...