Arts & Entertainment


“Ex Machina”: what will the androids do?

You can tell when a movie was a genuine art experience if you're still thinking about it a week after you saw it.


"Avengers: Age of Ultron": Wham! Bam! Kaboom!

To me, "Age of Ultron" had all the charm and insight of a fireworks display.


Today in history: Centennial of radical artist Orson Welles

On this date in 1915, the director and title role star of the classic 1941 film "Citizen Kane" was born.


In "Avengers: Age of Ultron," it's heroes vs. world peace

Though it shares a name with a saga from the comics, director Joss Whedon gives the film its own story, much more to offer than the previous outing.


Disturbing questions posed in documentaries at Full Frame 2015

Three law enforcement documentaries posed intense questions at the Full Frame film festival.


J’accuse: French film "24 Days" in review

In addition to being a policier, "24 Days" is also an intense family drama.


U.S. role in global politics featured at Full Frame 2015

Following up on the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, we now look at three films addressing the U.S. role in Asian countries.


Nukes and oil: Environmental themes at Full Frame festival

The two films relating to environmental themes that I was able to catch were "Containment," and "Bikes vs. Cars."


Human interest stories shine at Full Frame film festival

Full Frame offers a full plate of, shall we say, heavy fare: Very serious issues not ordinarily treated with a light touch. 


Chicago's Palestine Film Festival line up announced

The world's longest running Palestinian film festival will be held from April 18-30 at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

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