Articles tagged movies

‘Hollywood on Lake Michigan’ Has You Touring Chicago with an Informed Movie Buff by Your Side

This book bursts at the seams with enthusiasm not only for movies and architecture, but for people and their passions, and the shared histories between them that have made a life in Chicago.

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When a Fire Starts to Burn: ‘The Best Film You’ve Never Seen’

Robert K. Elder's impeccable knack for interviewing illuminates what makes 35 professional cinephiles tick in this essential book.

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Why I Won’t Be Watching the Oscars (videos)

The Academy Awards used to be one of the biggest annual events on television, but up until last year, its TV ratings kept going down.

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Coco Before Chanel Director: Anne Fontaine Cast: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola Opening: 25 September 2009 Distributor: Warner Bros. (France) Sony Pictures Classics (U.S.)

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17 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM

Comic Re-Imagining

Not all comic book adaptations are created equal, especially not when comparing our own imaginings with what actually happens when books are moved from print to screen.

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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, a collection of 23 short stories by David Foster Wallace, is now a feature film directed by The Office‘s John

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31 Aug 2009 // 8:59 PM

Audience of One

Director Michael Jacobs resists simplifying his subject, leaving viewers to come to their own conclusions about pastor Richard Gazowky, who he is, and why he wants to make his movie.

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6 Apr 2007 // 8:10 AM

Richard Gere scams in ‘The Hoax’

In his new film “The Hoax,” Richard Gere does a lot of fast-talking. As Clifford Irving, one of the most notorious scam artists the last

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Iranian exiles see film ‘300’ as an attempt to vilify Persians

The Hollywood blockbuster “300” has fueled conversations in the Iranian exile community across the United States, even spawning demands for an apology from the film’s

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19 Mar 2007 // 4:00 AM

‘300’ is a number that adds up

A lot of people were surprised. I wasn’t surprised. I knew all along that “300” would be a monster hit, and that $70 million opening weekend

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16 Mar 2007 // 8:55 PM

300 defies description. Every attempt by mainstream critics to categorize or contextualize the film is more or less wrong. This is not some manner of anti-war

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13 Mar 2007 // 2:00 AM

Opening haul by ‘300’ is a stunner

Right now, the title “300” refers to the number of sword-slingin’, codpiece-sportin’ Spartans who fought a behemoth horde of Persian invaders in the famous fifth century

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12 Mar 2007 // 2:53 AM

The bloody, ultraviolent movie “300,” the latest in a string of action-packed comic book adaptations, raked in a staggering $70 million this weekend - the biggest March

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9 Mar 2007 // 1:00 AM

300 (2007)

Spartans! Simple and resonant, this call to identity comes up frequently in 300, the film based on Frank Miller's graphic novel.

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

// Short Ends and Leader

"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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