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  • Actor, screenwriter David Dastmalchian on his new film 'Animals'

    Actor, screenwriter David Dastmalchian on his new film 'Animals'
    Films about drug addiction tend to have a punishing quality. Even the good ones. I'm thinking of "Drugstore Cowboy" and "Requiem For a Dream," "Trainspotting" and "The Man with the Golden Arm." Full-blown drug addiction is bleak. Why would an honest movie reflect anything else?
  • Q&A: Tilda Swinton maximizes her time in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

    Q&A: Tilda Swinton maximizes her time in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'
    To play the very old Madame D., whose death and will drive the plot of Wes Anderson’s extraordinary “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Tilda Swinton endured five hours in the makeup chair to put on her appearance and five hours to take it off....

    Audio/Q&A: Tilda Swinton is not your average vampire in 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

    Audio/Q&A: Tilda Swinton is not your average vampire in 'Only Lovers Left Alive'
    Many people think Tilda Swinton is strange. By phone, the "Only Lovers Left Alive" star both saluted that perception ("It's ridiculous and hilarious ... it means I can pass unnoticed, and I'm thrilled") and offered three things she thinks are strange:...

    Music, film fest rocks past 'steady'

    Music, film fest rocks past 'steady'
    Six years old, the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival returns next week, May 1-4, at a long string of venues clustered mostly along Milwaukee Avenue in the Wicker Park, Logan Square and Bucktown neighborhoods, where you can't throw an empty...

    Are The Orwells rock's next big thing?

    Are The Orwells rock's next big thing?
    On an April Tuesday afternoon, a big black van rolled through the streets of Elmhurst. It might have been rented for a prom by a group of friends. It might have contained a baseball team headed to a game. Then it stopped at Dominic Corso's home and...