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Michael Shannon

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  • Broadway review: 'Grace' at its best when it has faith in its characters

    Broadway review: 'Grace' at its best when it has faith in its characters
    NEW YORK — When Craig Wright's offbeat play "Grace" was produced at the Northlight Theatre in Skokie in 2006, the central problem was one that befalls many contemporary dramas seemingly about conservative Christians. The central characters, Steve...
  • Interview: It'll take Superman to pull Michael Shannon away from theater

    Interview: It'll take Superman to pull Michael Shannon away from theater
    What does Oscar-nominated actor and former Evanston Township High School student Michael Shannon plan on doing as the most high-profile film of his career, "Man of Steel" — which co-stars Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner and, in the role of...
  • For Shannon and Van Swearingen, you can bet it's personal

    For Shannon and Van Swearingen, you can bet it's personal
    Anyone walking in off the street just to see General Zod up close is likely to be bemused and perhaps confounded by Sam Shepard's "Simpatico," a bizarre and byzantine drama even by Shepardian standards. But for anyone who has watched Michael Shannon and...
  • A face you won't forget, in movies big and small

     A face you won't forget, in movies big and small
    Very little casting is done in Chicago when big studio movies shoot here. Not significant roles, where the camera lingers on a person for more than a moment. It's a strange phenomenon considering the deep bench of acting talent in town, but every so often...
  • TMI: 'Man of Steel' needs less talk from Jor-El

     TMI: 'Man of Steel' needs less talk from Jor-El
    I have a theory for what is causing "Man of Steel's" faster-than-expected slide at the box office: Jor-El. Around the fifth time Russell Crowe materializes as Jor, the long-dead father of Clark Kent, a.k.a. Kal-El, a.k.a. Superman, I wanted to scream....
  • 'Aliens' playwright Annie Baker takes in Old Town

    'Aliens' playwright Annie Baker takes in Old Town
    The Old Town Ale House, a 55-year-old dive bar with a long history of literary associations, is the unofficial clubhouse of A Red Orchid Theatre. Throughout the history of the venerable company, which was founded 20 years ago and now is perhaps best known...
  • ‘Man of Steel’ first look: Russell Crowe gets Jor-El action figure

     
    Russell Crowe will be sporting some heavy-duty armor in Zack Snyder's highly anticipated “Man of Steel” — that is, if a ......
  • 'Iceman' Director Ariel Vromen On Board 'Criminal' (EXCLUSIVE)

    "The Iceman" director Ariel Vromen and Millennium Films are re-teaming on military thriller "Criminal." Producers are Benderspink's J.C. Spink, Chris Bender and Millennium's Mark Gill. Plans are to begin shooting next year. The script, written by Doug...
  • Boardwalk Empire Season 4 episode 2 recap: Resignation

     
    “A servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who dispatched him.” With such pointed scriptural citation does Jeffrey Wright bring his mesmerizing presence to  HBO's Boardwalk Empire Season 4, playing Dr....
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky handles business before Florida trip

    'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky handles business before Florida trip
    Before gangster Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) explores a money-making opportunity in Florida, he takes care of business on his Atlantic City turf in Episode 38 (“Resignation”) of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”   First there&...
  • Zack Snyder on ‘Justice League’: ‘The door is definitely open’

     
    With director Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” still a week away from the multiplex — and expectation for the Christopher […]...
  • ‘Man of Steel’ merchandise: Costumes, shirts, toys flying into stores

     
    The already-ubiquitous Superman symbol is about to get a lot more popular. Whether or not “Man of Steel” dominates the […]...