Solo: A Star Wars Story
An engaging but unnecessary bit of backstory for one of blockbuster cinema's most beloved characters.
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A review of two new competition titles this year from Reed Morano and Sebastian Silva.
A look at 20 of the most promising films of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
110 independent films have been announced to premiere at next January's Sundance Film Festival.
A preview of the horror film festival Cinepocalypse, starting this week at the Music Box in Chicago.
A review of the new USA mystery series that you're about to get addicted to.
Writer/director Trey Edward Shults talks about making his unconventional tragedy horror, "It Comes at Night."
A review of HBO's new sitcom "Crashing."
On four films from TIFF, including ones starring Olivia Cooke and Riz Ahmed.
The latest and greatest on Blu-ray, including "Eye in the Sky," "Only Yesterday," "The Mermaid" and more!
Crossword plagiarism scandal; Marcia Clark on FX's O.J. series; Licensing ambient stadium music; Jenny Beaven on her Oscar outfit; Hollywood's enduring whitewashing.
An interview with former foreign correspondent Kim Barker, the inspiration for Tina Fey's character in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Several great movies have been released on Blu-ray and DVD lately, including "99 Homes," "Black Mass," "Crimson Peak" and a Criterion version of Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid."
Highlights of our 2015 interviews, including Brie Larson, Bryan Cranston, Jason Segel, Lexi Alexander, Sarah Silverman, Spike Lee, Tom McCarthy, Ramin Bahrani, Paul Feig, Charlie Kaufman and much more.
A list of the winners from last night's Chicago Film Critics Association year-end awards.
A news story on the 2015 CFCA nominees.
An interview with "James White" director Josh Mond and star Christopher Abbott.
A preview of the 2015 Chicago International Film Festival.
An overview of the films that will be theatrically released in the 2015 fall season.
The best of Sundance 2015.
Performance highlights of Sundance 2015.
A review of "James White" from Sundance 2015.
An interview with Christopher Abbott, star of "James White."
Marie writes: According to the calendar, summer is now officially over (GASP!) and with its demise comes the first day of school. Not all embrace the occasion, however. Some wrap themselves proudly in capes of defiance and make a break for it - rightly believing that summer isn't over until the last Himalayan Blackberry has been picked and turned into freezer jam!
Marie writes: Intrepid club member Sandy Kahn has found another auction, and this time it's all about Hollywood! Note: the spaceship on the cover is a screen used miniature from "Aliens" (1986). Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000
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"I realize that most of the turning points in my career were brought about by others. My life has largely happened to me without any conscious plan. I was an indifferent student except at subjects that interested me, and those I followed beyond the classroom, stealing time from others I should have been studying. I was no good at math beyond algebra. I flunked French four times in college. I had no patience for memorization, but I could easily remember words I responded to. In college a chart of my grades resembled a mountain range. My first real newspaper job came when my best friend's father hired me to cover high school sports for the local daily. In college a friend told me I must join him in publishing an alternative weekly and then left it in my hands. That led to the Daily Illini, and that in turn led to the Chicago Sun-Times, where I have worked ever since 1966. I became the movie critic six months later through no premeditation, when the job was offered to me out of a clear blue sky."Visit "I was born inside the movie of my life" to read the opening pages from Roger's forthcoming memoir to be published September 13, 2011.