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Movies about men in states of arrested development are legion. They’re the reason Judd Apatow, Adam Sandler and others too numerous to mention have careers. In film after film, male actors riff on the asinine notion that “boys will be boys” while their understanding, far more mature female counterparts smile and eagerly wait for them to grow up. Show More Summary

John Wick

Just when John Wick thought he was out, they pull him back in. It’s the tried-and-true formula of one last job/heist/assignment. A longtime bad guy leaves the life of crime in pursuit of peace and quiet, but naturally gets dragged back to his old haunts and habits to settle a final score. Show More Summary

White Bird in a Blizzard

Gregg Araki is no stranger to teen angst and provocative filmmaking. For the last 25 years, Araki has been seemingly obsessed with the years of sexual exploration and teenage rebellion in works like “The Doom Generation,” “Nowhere” and...Show More Summary

Life of Riley

In photographs taken close to the time Alain Resnais was to present his “Life of Riley” (its French itle is “Aimer, boire, et chante,” that is, “Love, Drink, and Sing,” but the English title matches that of its source, a work by British...Show More Summary

Stonehearst Asylum

Brad Anderson is one of our most underrated filmmakers, bringing his precise directorial eye to works like “Session 9” and “Transsiberian,” while also taking time to elevate shows such as “Fringe,” “The Wire” and “Boardwalk Empire.”Show More Summary

The Heart Machine

“The Heart Machine” is a tries-too-hard title that sounds like a medical drama or perhaps a robot romance. But it is nothing of the sort. Thank goodness. Instead, this insightful drama layered with subtle thriller elements aims for the...Show More Summary

The Casual NFL Fan's Guide to This Weekend's Best Match-Ups

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Plus, the bizarre history behind the San Diego Chargers' name.

"Life Itself" Nominated for Best Documentary by the Gotham Awards

"Life Itself," Steve James's acclaimed documentary about the life and legacy of iconic film critic Roger Ebert, has received its first major nomination of the 2014 awards season. The film has been nominated by the Gotham Independent Film Awards in the Best Documentary category. Show More Summary

John Wick

John Wick is a badass, stylish piece of genre filmmaking, but it’s also a kick-ass 65-minute story banging around in a 96-minute package. Click To Continue Reading

Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: October 23, 2014

And...we're back. Temperatures are dropping, holiday shopping lists are filling up and your options of streaming, On Demand and Blu-ray entertainment are increasing. There are so many choices out there. How do you make the right one? Use the Guide. Show More Summary

Revenge of the Green Dragons

Revenge of the Green Dragons starts with promise, but soon becomes predictable, filled with clichés that mount as it draws to its frustratingly familiar conclusion. Click To Continue Reading

Chicago Humanities Festival to Premiere New Footage of Roger Ebert in "Life Itself"

The Chicago Humanities Festival is one of Chicago's most valued cultural treasures, and is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary this year. It is devoted to championing the humanities, providing opportunities for the public to meet and engage with some of the most influential figures in modern culture. Show More Summary

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