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Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 07:25 pm
Along with Hugo and Drive, also 2011 releases, Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist is a film steeped in the history of American cinema. With nods towards A Star is Born, Citizen Kane and Singin&rsqu...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 10:49 pm
With its labyrinthine plot, shifting narrative threads and myriad characters, Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of John le Carre’s classic spy novel, Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, may be initially...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 02:15 pm
Some 10 years later, we’re still trying to come to terms with the attacks of 9/11. Perhaps the most important aspect of art is that it allows us to examine tragedies of this sort in an attempt t...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 12:23 pm
One of the more polarizing political figures of the 20th century, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, still inspires passionate support or derision some 21 years after she reluctantly stepped aw...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 10:00 pm
Marilyn Monroe’s personal troubles have been well documented. Plagued by self-doubt, constantly in search of love, in hindsight the actress’s tragic early death was seemingly inevitable, w...
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 11:01 am

Illinois Times sits down with actor Gary Oldman

The first thing that strikes you when you meet Gary Oldman is that physically, he’s quite average. For all of the larger-than-life performances he’s given over the years, you expect him to...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 05:51 pm
Uncompromising and sharply written, director Jason Reitman’s Young Adult is that rare Hollywood film that isn’t concerned about meeting the expectations of audiences. Focusing on a tragic ...

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