| May 10, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Since its premiere at the Berlin international film festival, Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr's latest and (so he has suggested) final feature,"The Turin Horse,"has been widely characterized as a grim slab of miserablism. Well. Maybe. It's no "Shop Around...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Now is when Chicago’s celebrity scene gets interesting.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports will soon visit our city on vacation (NBA stars especially like to do this) or because they live here part-time (you can count on plenty...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 7:03 AM
Alexander Payne wasn’t the obvious choice to host the Gene Siskel Film Center’s “An Evening With Reese Witherspoon” on Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel, but the director and screenwriter best known for “Sideways”...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 2:55 PM
"Rango"probably has the animated feature Academy Award in the bag, but the film that deserves it? A wonderful Spanish-British co-production called "Chico & Rita," making its Chicago debut for a week's run at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
I suppose if you...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:17 AM
Old-school animation that does not traffic in photorealistic backgrounds or attempt to place the audience in three dimensions may not be tearing up the multiplexes.
But like the wonderful, Cuban jazz-steeped "Chico & Rita" seen this year at the Gene...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 11:15 AM
The photographers were in place, the red-carpet guests were arriving and the cameras were rolling for Chicago's only Oscar party officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last Sunday. Oscar Night America, hosted by the...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 11:27 AM
Stephen Fry was all of 11 when his grandfather played him a recording of Richard Wagner's "Tannhauser" Overture. For the boy who grew up to become a distinguished British actor on stage, in television and film ("Wilde," "Gosford Park"), it proved to be...
| Sep 7, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Yep, that's ABC-7 sportscaster Mark Giangreco in a 70's porn-star mustache in the trailer for Dear Mr. Fydrich, a feature film from Oak Park's Mike Cramer that will show Sunday at 4:45 p.m. at the Gene Siskel Film Center. A......
| Sep 10, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Film world: Prepare to embrace the thumbs again. Roger Ebert announced Friday the return of âAt the Moviesâ to PBS stations. Produced by Ebert and his wife, the weekly half-hour film review program ârevamped as âRoger Ebert Presents...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Hugh Hefner and friends attended the adult production, "PEEPSHOW,"at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on July 18, 2009. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Hugh Hefner will be on hand when Brigette Berman's documentary, "Hugh Hefner:...
| Jan 4, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Roger Ebert is back with "Roger Ebert Presents at the Movies," premiering Jan. 21. On Monday Roger Ebert announced Ignatiy Vishnevetsky will join Christy Lemire as the two new dueling "At the Movies" critics....
| Jan 21, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Roger Ebert pictures before and after his prosthetic jaw, and before and after cancer surgery, are something to see. Roger Ebert posted a photo online of his new prosthetic jaw, which he will wear for "Ebert Presents at the Movies."...