FilmStruck finds more than western films deep in the heart of Texas.
Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. front man Jason Molina produced a prodigious catalog of stark and heartbreaking music. Then he disappeared.
Highlights from the filmography of action maestro John Woo
Noting a few fine performances by younger actors of older people in light of teenager Adèle Exarchopoulos’s performance in Blue Is the Warmest Color
Weekly Top Five: Don Siegel films
My picks for the five best films of the man who shot The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
Indonesian executioners take to the big screen in The Act of Killing.
A conversation about the great western director John Ford with Red Lion bartender Joe Heinen
The third Chicago Movies & Music Festival opens Thursday
Stephin Merritt talks to Kelly Hogan about White Castle, Hootie the Owl, and why he can’t do drag
A consideration of the X-rated Biblical epic Sodom and Gomorrah: The Last Seven Days.
Rod Blagojevich is the third Illinois governor to be convicted of corruption, and the fourth to face prison time since 1973. He said he was “stunned” at the verdict, which found him guilty of 17 of the 20 counts brought against him. Now the question is how much prison time will he receive? (Tribune) The […]
New releases and fresh reviews in this week’s issue.
Dave Kehr’s top ten DVDs of 2006