IllinoisTimes - Movies http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-80-1-movies.html Thu, 24 Jul 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Two guys make a movie - Seriously Trippin’ premiers in Springfield June 28 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14105-two-guys-make-a-movie.html Two guys make a movie - Seriously Trippin’ premiers in Springfield June 28
 Springfield resident Ozland Banks has been independently shooting videos and doing graphic design work for years but his dream had always been to make a movie, with a single camera, a small crew...]]>
Reel foreign - Seven international films screen in Springfield http://illinoistimes.com/article-6835-reel-foreign.html Reel foreign - Seven international films screen in Springfield
Springfield area cinephiles benefit as the Route 66 Film Festival and the Springfield Art Association’s Film Series grow in size and quality. The 2009 Route 66 Fest, held last September, tripled...]]>
An independent obsession - The behind-the-scenes process that brings foreign and indie films to town http://illinoistimes.com/article-6836-an-independent-obsession.html An independent obsession - The behind-the-scenes process that brings foreign and indie films to town
Molly Schlich knows movies. She has organized the Springfield Art Association’s annual film festival for the past 18 years. The event, she says, was started not as a fundraiser, but as a way to ...]]>
Q&A with Goodbye Solo director Ramin Bahrani http://illinoistimes.com/article-6837-qa-with-goodbye-solo-director-ramin-bahrani.html Q&A with Goodbye Solo director Ramin Bahrani
2009 was a good year for director Ramin Bahrani. The 34-year-old was awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship and watched as critics continued to laud Chop Shop (2007) and Goodbye Solo (2008). Not ...]]>
2009 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE http://illinoistimes.com/article-6322-2009-festival-schedule.html 2009 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
WED, SEPT 16Taste of the Festival7-9pmFREE Open to the publicCapital City Bar and Grill3149 S. Dirksen PkwyFor those not familiar with film fests, this evening event will include a preview of 5-6 of t...]]>
The Final Destination http://illinoistimes.com/article-6190-the-final-destination.html The Final Destination
On what should have been a fun-filled day at the races, Nick O'Bannon has a horrific premonition in which a bizarre sequence of events causes multiple race cars to crash, sending flaming debris into ...]]>
Taking Woodstock http://illinoistimes.com/article-6192-taking-woodstock.html Taking Woodstock
A generation began in his backyard…. From Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), comes Taking Woodstock, a new comedy inspired by the true ...]]>
The Time Traveler’s Wife http://illinoistimes.com/article-6186-the-time-travelerrss-wife.html The Time Traveler’s Wife
“The Time Traveler’s Wife” is based on the best-selling book about a love that transcends time. Clare (Rachel McAdams) has been in love with Henry (Eric Bana) her entire life. She be...]]>
The Taking of Pelham 123 http://illinoistimes.com/article-6187-the-taking-of-pelham-123.html The Taking of Pelham 123
A New York City subway dispatcher draws on his extensive knowledge of the subway system in order to outsmart a dangerous criminal mastermind who's hijacked a subway train in this remake of the 1974 t...]]>
The Proposal http://illinoistimes.com/article-6188-the-proposal.html The Proposal
When high-powered book editor Margaret (Sandra Bullock) faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares that she's actually engaged to her unsuspecting put-upon assistant And...]]>
The Hangover http://illinoistimes.com/article-6189-the-hangover.html The Hangover
Two days before his wedding, Doug and his three friends drive to Las Vegas for a blow-out bachelor party they'll never forget. But, in fact, when the three groomsmen wake up the next morning, they ca...]]>
Terrible teens - They've met the enemy – and it's them http://illinoistimes.com/article-4201-terrible-teens.html Terrible teens - They've met the enemy – and it's them
Untitled Document Many recent films about troubled youth remind me of Jean-Paul Sartre’s play No Exit, in which hell is other people. The biggest problem facing teens today...]]>
Fab Four on film - The Beatles left an incredible screen legacy http://illinoistimes.com/article-4188-fab-four-on-film.html Fab Four on film - The Beatles left an incredible screen legacy
Untitled Document Forty years ago the Beatles changed music for the second time with the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and it still tops lists as ...]]>
Mr. Costner - A reliable presence, even when he defies expectations http://illinoistimes.com/article-4161-mr-costner.html Mr. Costner - A reliable presence, even when he defies expectations
Untitled Document Kevin Costner needs no introduction, but he seems to need a reintroduction. Audiences mistakenly think that they know what to expect from him. His taking on the...]]>
Hurricane Billy is back - Bug marks William Friedkin's return to form http://illinoistimes.com/article-4145-hurricane-billy-is-back.html Hurricane Billy is back - Bug marks William Friedkin's return to form
Untitled Document Bug may have been drowned in the current flood of sequels, but it has great cinematic significance. The intense psychological-horror thriller marks the return t...]]>
The cult of Jodorowsky - Mexican director's influence goes beyond his name recognition http://illinoistimes.com/article-3101-the-cult-of-jodorowsky.html The cult of Jodorowsky - Mexican director's influence goes beyond his name recognition
Untitled Document His is hardly a household name, but the influence of Alejandro Jodorowsky goes beyond name recognition. His best-known film is El Topo (1970), which translates ...]]>
All is Welles - The greatest Orson Welles film he didn't direct http://illinoistimes.com/article-4109-all-is-welles.html All is Welles - The greatest Orson Welles film he didn't direct
Untitled Document The Third Man (1949) is the greatest Orson Welles movie Welles didn’t direct. It is a testament to the greatness of this film that many people assume that...]]>
Full house - Few films do a good job depicting the world of professional gambling http://illinoistimes.com/article-4100-full-house.html Full house - Few films do a good job depicting the world of professional gambling
Untitled Document Perhaps it’s a personal thing, having a grandfather who was a professional gambler during the Depression, but few occupations are as cinematically fascina...]]>
Neverending wars - Here are few movies Bush should have watched before 2003 http://illinoistimes.com/article-4083-neverending-wars.html Neverending wars - Here are few movies Bush should have watched before 2003
Untitled Document May 1 marked the four-year anniversary of President George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” photo-op debacle, and the Iraq War rages on. Just ...]]>
Big Dam road show - Quincy brings its short film festival to Springfield http://illinoistimes.com/article-4057-big-dam-road-show.html Big Dam road show - Quincy brings its short film festival to Springfield
Untitled Document The emergent Young Springfield Professionals Network takes a cue from the Young Professionals of Quincy: a short film festival highlighting 18 movies from aroun...]]>
Rising star - Gosling's best performance came in a little-seen film http://illinoistimes.com/article-4059-rising-star.html Rising star - Gosling's best performance came in a little-seen film
Untitled Document Every new generation has its rising star, and the newest is Ryan Gosling. Fresh from his first Oscar nomination, he can be seen in the murder thriller Fracture....]]>
Movie watching - Making voyeurism acceptable on the big screen http://illinoistimes.com/article-4047-movie-watching.html Movie watching - Making voyeurism acceptable on the big screen
Untitled Document All it takes is a murder to make the subject of voyeurism acceptable to mainstream audiences. Without the violence factor, the subject is just plain sick. Distu...]]>
Grindhouse classics - Art can be found in the trashiest locations http://illinoistimes.com/article-4021-grindhouse-classics.html Grindhouse classics - Art can be found in the trashiest locations
Untitled Document Quentin Tarantino continues his role as the cinema’s greatest cheerleader of B-movies. His latest foray into cheese is a celebration of grindhouse movies ...]]>
The surprising Will Ferrell - Here's one SNL grad who keeps getting better http://illinoistimes.com/article-4006-the-surprising-will-ferrell.html The surprising Will Ferrell - Here's one SNL grad who keeps getting better
Untitled Document Comedy depends on the unexpected, and perhaps no one illustrates this better than Will Ferrell. After ignoring his work on Saturday Night Live and barely n...]]>
Marky hits the mark - Wahlberg finally gets the props he earned a decade ago http://illinoistimes.com/article-3984-marky-hits-the-mark.html Marky hits the mark - Wahlberg finally gets the props he earned a decade ago
Untitled Document Stardom has finally come to Mark Wahlberg, a decade after he proved his skills as an actor. Wahlberg has come a long way since his dubious entrance into show bu...]]>
Sacre bleu! - French filmmakers are spilling blood and guts on the silver screen http://illinoistimes.com/article-3964-sacre-bleu_.html Sacre bleu! - French filmmakers are spilling blood and guts on the silver screen
Untitled Document The French cinema certainly looks a lot      different today than it used to. The country that many Americans have deluded themselves into believ...]]>
Family road rage - A long trip can bring out the worst in anyone http://illinoistimes.com/article-3938-family-road-rage.html Family road rage - A long trip can bring out the worst in anyone
Untitled Document When movie families take to the road, they never have a good time. The trip usually brings out the worst behavior in everyone. The recent indie hit and Best Pic...]]>
Killer classics - Grim genre, beginning with M, includes classics to die for http://illinoistimes.com/article-3931-killer-classics.html Killer classics - Grim genre, beginning with M, includes classics to die for
Untitled Document I had a premonition about Sandra Bullock’s latest film, which just happens to be called Premonition. I sensed that this was going to be another misguided ...]]>
Real space http://illinoistimes.com/article-3913-real-space.html Real space
Untitled Document According to Les Nessman, the news director from the ’70s sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, the world’s oldest profession is farmer. He’s probably ri...]]>