For all the gleeful gore of the Brothers Grimm, I’d have to say that Hans Christian Andersen was the more disturbing creator of childhood nightmares for me, because his stories seem just close enough to things that could actually—do actually—happen to kids. Especially if you’re an anxious kid who obsesses about the consequences of not […]
Chicago has grown into a full-on hub for summer music festivals. We’re home to some of the biggest and most beloved fests on the planet, and every weekend from late spring to early fall you can find outdoor music happening on city streets big and small. But why should the warm months get all the […]
The Oscar-nominated animated short films screen this week at Landmark’s Century Centre. Why can’t the features be as good?
Oscar stiffs the Coen brothers’ comedy about Greenwich Village folkies; plus a rundown of the rest of the nominees.
New reviews and notable films in this week’s Chicago Reader.