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Hollywood's most successful director turns on a dime and delivers his most restrained, interior film. A celebrated playwright shines an illuminating light on no more than a sliver of a great man's life. A brilliant actor surpasses even himself and makes...
Felicia P. Fields and E. Faye Butler, both longtime stars of Chicago theater, are to be the stars of the 2012 Goodman Theatre production of Regina Taylor's "Crowns" next summer, the theater said Tuesday.† The pair of much-loved divas will be joined by a...
On the Road Available on VOD beginning Monday Director Walter Salles, screenwriter Josť Rivera and producer Francis Ford Coppola have given themselves the almost-impossible task of adapting Jack Kerouac's beloved Beat Generation novel "On the Road," a...
For every kid with a scraped knee, a skinned elbow, a bumped head and a torn shirt — the inevitable result of being very determined not to learn from one's mistakes — Maurice Sendak was your man. For every kid who builds forts out of old...
Daniel Day-Lewis won virtually every award for best actor -- including his third Oscar -- for his remarkable portrayal of the title president in director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner's superb 2012 drama. The focus is on the end of...
Ben Affleck's film "Argo" took the best picture Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. Other marquee winners were Daniel Day-Lewis for lead actor for “Lincoln,” Jennifer Lawrence for lead actress for “Silver Linings Playbook,” and Ang...
Lincoln most certainly would not be a Democrat To the editor: Screenwriter Tony Kushner, for the movie “Lincoln,” and Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of the book “Team of Rivals,” on which the movie was based, suggested that if...
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Citing the need for financial responsibility and a desire to conserve resources for the 40th anniversary season, Victory Gardens Theater artistic director Chay Yew announced Monday that the venerable non-profit will have a 2013-14 subscription season of...
The awards season has run its course. It's always a relief to see it in the rearview mirror. Even the winners feel that way. Many of the award-winners qualifying for very goodness and even greatness fed an ongoing debate about historical fiction on...
Channel Guide MagazineOscars 2013 winners will always enjoy their triumphs, despite the fact that they'll forever be associated with the year that Seth MacFarlane hosted. No, he didn't turn it into “Family Guy goes to the Oscars,” per se — although those...
Los Angeles looks lush. But as often noted, it is actually an arid wasteland where nothing but artifice and self-interest sprouts naturally. That's the cynical, archetypal reading. For instance, two thirds of the way into Nathanael West's cynical,...
In 1945 Raymond Chandler wrote a screed against Hollywood, and Hollywood screenwriting, for the Atlantic Monthly. "An industry with such vast resources and such magic techniques should not become dull so soon," said the man who later characterized his...
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