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In 1991, Jan Thompson attended a reunion of World War II veterans who were prisoners of war in the Philippines. She accompanied her father, one of those veterans. "I was just dumbfounded at what I heard," she said. "I walked out saying, 'Why doesn't...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Kathleen Turner, Recipes, Philippines
Quick: Think of someone who's starred in many great films that you wouldn't want to actually hear speak in person. If "Gwyneth Paltrow" didn't spring to mind, then you're in luck. On June 15 at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, the Gene Siskel Film Center...
From 1964, a time when the world seemed ready to accommodate 33 revolutions per minute, the film "I Am Cuba" boasts some single-take shots so boggling, the following phrases showed up in my notebook: "How did they do that? A three-story-high tracking shot...
Tags: Orson Welles, Movies, Cuba, Entertainment, Francis Ford Coppola
There's a billboard depicted in Chris Sullivan's animated wonder "Consuming Spirits" advertising beer that promises "the taste that haunts the lips." The same goes for the film. You've likely never tasted anything quite like it. Dense like a detailed...
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...
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...
Tags: Entertainment Events, Movies, Celebrities, Stephen Fry, Music
This column has moved but will not require a new name. "City Lights" — I originally thought of that title as a play on the city editor position. Now, as I move into the features editor spot, I'm reminded of from where else the inspiration came....
*1/2 (out of four) To each their own and all, but the Chicago-made romantic comedy “Qwerty” possesses a pretty warped perception of behavior that could be regarded as charming. When Scrabble devotee Zoe (Dana Pupkin) calls her boyfriend...
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”...
Special to Tribune NewspapersThe 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...
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...
Tags: Film Festivals, Movies, Samuel Beckett, Entertainment, Potatoes
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...
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