The Lion King
The movie is never less interesting than when it's trying to be the original Lion King, and never more compelling than when it's carving out…
Donald Liebenson is a Chicago-based film critic, entertainment writer and DVD reviewer. He has been published in The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, Printer's Row Journal, Los Angeles Times, Movieline and Entertainment Weekly. He also contributed to VideoHound's Cult Flicks & Trash Pics and Sci-Fi Experience; Your Quantum Guide to the Video Universe, and The International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses.
An interview with Carl Reiner.
An interview with John C. Reilly about his performance as Oliver Hardy in the Laurel and Hardy film, Stan & Ollie.
At a time of seemingly unprecedented dysfunction in our nation’s capital and public confidence in its lawmakers at an all-time low, is it time for Duck Soup, with its farcical take on government, to go viral?
An interview with Chicago filmmaker Michael Glover Smith.
An interview with actress Lana Wood about her experience making John Ford's masterpiece, "The Searchers."
A lost Marx Brothers production has been reconstructed for an Off-Broadway run, starring author and preservationist Noah Diamond as Groucho.
An interview with Michael Smith on the eve of his Siskel Film Center debut.
An interview with "Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon" director Douglas Tirola.
A piece on the Chicago-based screening series known as Elevated Films.
Donald Liebenson chats with actor/comedian/writer Patton Oswalt about his new book "Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction to Film."