| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
For a film boasting only marginally fewer producers than it does speaking roles, there's something impressively unguarded about "Filth." Sophomore helmer Jon S. Baird's needfully messy adaptation of "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh's 1998 bestseller...
| Oct 20, 2012
So can Sick Boy, Spud, Franco and the other alienated, drug-addicted characters of Irvine Welsh's "Trainspotting," a novel seemingly inextricably linked to the Scottish character and national soul, be moved en masse from their hangout at the Leith Central...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 11:21 AM
Some of the signature action films of Tony Scott, who authorities said died Sunday after leaping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, had an unbilled but unforgettable character: music.
Scott blockbusters such as "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:30 PM
"I hate films where people talk to the camera," says Jamie Blackley's smartass protag Jack at the outset of "We Are the Freaks." He's speaking directly to the camera, of course, setting the tone of winking japery for Justin Edgar's amusing, appealingly...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Going in a much different direction from his Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire,:"director Danny Boyle weaves an intriguing tale with multiple mysteries. James McAvoy plays an auctioneer who conspires with a criminal (Vincent Cassel) to steal a highly...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:31 PM
Here's what we've deduced: Actor Jonny Lee Miller, who stars in "Elementary," and his wife, actress Michele Hicks, have listed a Los Angeles home for sale at $1.659 million.
The Spanish Revival-style house, built in 1936, features a beamed cathedral...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 10:02 AM
An intimate, two-hander play by a relatively unknown writer took home the top prize at this year's London Evening Standard Theatre Awards. "Constellations," by Nick Payne, won the prize for best play on Sunday, beating out works by Caryl Churchill and...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Printers Row Lit Fest announced its lineup earlier this week, and it's led by Judy Blume, the beloved children's book author who has helped several generations endure the agony of adolescence. Blume will receive the Chicago Tribune's Young Adult...
| Mar 17, 2013
LONDON — It's Saturday afternoon in the jam-packed Old Red Lion on London's shopper-crowded St. John Street. Beer-fueled chatter — including some salty heckles — ricochets off the TV screens, while the pub's lone server pours pints of...