Analyzing Ebert

Ebertfest is upon us once more, as all the cinephiles, sparce cinema studies majors, filmmakers and students trek over to the Virginia Theatre this weekend for Roger Ebert's personal picks of old classics and f...

Goodman Theatre

At least every now and then, it's good to recognize amazing people, groups or events that don't normally get the recognition they deserve. Nowadays, people involved in theater don't get much attention. Both the...
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Nintendo Timeline

1985 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) When Nintendo entered the market, arcade hubs were reaching their social height and there was ample competition from Atari and the PC. The reason for the NES's overwhe...

The Descent

The Descent, written and directed by Neil Marshall, is a small horror film that was originally produced in the United Kingdom for well under $10 million. It follows a group of six adventure-seeking women that g...

The Break Up

The Break Up is a conundrum of a date movie. The plot is simple-the couple, Gary (Vince Vaughn) and Brooke (Jennifer Aniston), break up but remain in the same Chicago condo. Ironically, the most consistently fu...
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Slither

James Gunn's Slither has an exuberance and energy that lights up the screen with all its blood, guts, gore, and southern twang in all its glory. The B-movie is a wonderful slice of exploitation that is so cleve...
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An Assembly of Soloists

On Feb. 21, the Salzburg Chamber Soloists will begin the first of 20 performances in the United States and Mexico. Based in Austria, the group was formed in 1991 when violinist Lavard Skou-Larsen and his collea...
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Syriana

Syriana begins in the oil fields of the Persian Gulf and subsequently travels back and forth to Lebanon, Sweden, America and a mythical country in the Middle East throughout the film. The story follows a pair o...
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Movies that Suck

Movies suck. As a film critic, it is this humble opinion that everything currently playing the theaters is over-rated, trite, exploitive, trivial and useless. Filmmakers have nothing new to say; films in genera...
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Serenity

Serenity is the continuation of Joss Whedon's Space-Western television series, Firefly, which was grossly mishandled and prematurely cancelled on the Fox Network. The series centered on Capt. Malcolm Reynolds a...
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The Constant Gardener

Tragedy reveals the worst and the best in humanity. In a time when global disasters appear at every turn, it is easy to become lost in the wake of havoc, or even ignore it completely. Director Fernando Meirelle...